Friday, October 29, 2021

Scottsdale Man Charged With Soliciting Teen Girl For Sex, in Sting Operation

By Tim Hadac
Managing Editor
Southwest Chicago Post

A Scottsdale man has been charged with multiple felonies after he allegedly solicited sex from an undercover Cook County Sheriff’s Special Victims Unit Officer who was posing as a minor on a social media app, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.

On Oct. 21, investigators were working undercover on a social media messaging application posing as a 16-year-old girl when they were allegedly contacted by Feliciano Morales-Diaz, 35, of the 8000 block of South Kedvale.

Over the course of the investigation, Morales-Diaz allegedly sent sexually explicit messages and photos and agreed to meet with the undercover officer to engage in sexual intercourse.

On Wednesday, Oct. 27, officers met with the Morales-Diaz and took him into custody for further investigation. After being read his Miranda rights, Morales-Diaz reportedly told
investigators that he knew he was sending sexually explicit messages and photos to a minor and left his workplace to meet with the minor for sex.

Morales-Diaz appeared in the Cook County Second Municipal District Courthouse in Skokie on Thursday afternoon, where he was issued a $250,000 D Bond on charges of Attempted Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse – a Class 2 felony, Traveling to Meet a Minor – a Class 3 felony, Grooming a Minor – a Class 4 felony, Manufacturing Harmful Material – a Class 4 felony, and Indecent Solicitation of a Minor – a Class 4 felony.

He was released that same day after posting the required 10% of his bond.

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