Kewanee Police arrests man for solicitation of a minor

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James R. Paige, 29, of Neponset, Illinois, was arrested for solicitation of a minor in Kewanee.

James R. Paige, 29, of Neponset, Illinois, was arrested for solicitation of a minor in Kewanee. Photo by Kewanee Police Department

Kewanee Police Department arrested James R. Paige, 29, of Neponset, Illinois, on solicitation charges.

Paige was arrested from a location in Kewanee where he was going to meet with a minor he had met online. He was then transported to the jail and is being held on $75,000 bond.

Initially, Paige was charged with- indecent solicitation of a child using the internet, grooming, solicitation to meet a minor, solicitation of child pornography, and possession of a controlled substance.

The preliminary hearing is scheduled Feb. 18th, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the Henry County Courthouse.

The Macomb Police Department and the McDonough County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Kewanee Police during the investigation and arrest.

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