Man Planned Sex Meeting with 'Girl,' 13: Cops
Anthony Tully reportedly met the girl -- actually a Will County sheriff's investigator -- via a Craigslist ad and corresponded with her via a library computer, police said.
A Joliet man who met a "13-year-old" girl via Craigslist and arranged to pick her up at a Crest Hill McDonald's was greeted by Will County sheriff's deputies instead, sheriff's spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said Monday.
Anthony M. Tully, 24, of 3322 Wexford Lane, was arrested Friday on felony charges of indecent solicitation of a minor, sexual exploitation of a child, traveling to meet a minor and grooming.
A sheriff's department investigator posted the Craigslist ad, which was answered by Tully on Dec. 22, Hoffmeyer said. The two exchanged sexually explicit notes -- including one in which Tully sent the "girl" a photo of his penis -- and arranged to meet on Friday, which is when he was taken into custody, she said.
Tully was found to have condoms in his pocket at the time of his arrest, Hoffmeyer said.
Tully admitted the online correspondence, and told investigators that he sent the notes via a Joliet Public Library computer, she said.
Bond was set at $100,000. Tully is being held in the Will County jail.