Press Release
For Immediate Release
September 17, 2007
 
Contact: Robyn Ziegler
312-814-3118
877-844-5461 (TTY)
rziegler@atg.state.il.us
 

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.
 
Davis was charged with one count of Indecent Solicitation of a Child, a Class 3 felony, punishable by a maximum of five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), and one count of Attempted Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, a Class 3 felony, punishable by a maximum of five years in IDOC. 

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.
           
Davis appeared in DuPage County Bond Court over the weekend where bond was set at $250,000. T he Office of DuPage County State's Attorney Joseph Birkett is prosecuting the case.

To report online child exploitation, please send an e-mail to illinoisicactip@atg.state.il.us 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.

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