There was an attempted child luring incident in Elgin on July 19, 2016, and a man has been charged in relation to the incident.
According to Elgin Police, the alleged child luring happened on July 19 in the vicinity of Walnut Avenue and Elm Street.
An excerpt from the August 6, 2016 Daily Herald article titled “Elgin man charged with attempting to lure a child“:
About 8:40 a.m. July 19, the girl walked past a parked vehicle occupied by an adult male she didn’t know. The occupant attempted to initiate a conversation. She ignored the man and continued to walk. The subject followed her in his vehicle and continued to offer her a ride, which she refused. The subject then left the area.
A suspect was later identified by an Elgin Police officer, based off a description of the suspect’s vehicle provided by the victim.
The man charged in relation to the alleged child luring incident was identified as Baltazar Pu, 25, of Elgin.
An excerpt from the August 6 Courier-News article, titled “Man arrested after trying to lure teen girl into car, police say“:
Baltazar Pu, of the 500 block of West Highland Avenue, was taken into custody Friday and charged with felony child abduction (luring or attempted to lure a child), a Class 4 felony…
Additional details regarding this alleged child luring attempt can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald and Courier-News articles mentioned above.
Additional posts concerning actual and attempted Chicago-area child abductions can be seen in the “Attempted Child Abductions” category.