WINFIELD POLICE AND MADIGAN'S OFFICE ARREST ALLEGED ONLINE CHILD PREDATOR
Chicago – The Winfield Police Department, working with Attorney General Lisa Madigan's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, arrested Timothy J. Davis, 29, of DeKalb , Illinois on Friday, September 14. The arrest took place when Davis attempted to meet with a person whom he believed to be a child that he first met on the Internet. Davis met the child in an online chat room and then traveled to a Winfield park with the intent to have sex with the child, at which time he was arrested. The child was in fact an undercover Winfield Police detective.
Following the arrest, a search warrant was issued for Davis ' computers. Three computers and other related media were seized. The Attorney General's High Tech Crimes Bureau will conduct a forensic search of the computers.
To report online child exploitation, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the CyberTipline at 1-800-843-5678.
The public is reminded that these charges are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.