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Police: Crystal Lake man offers teen money for sex

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake man was arrested Saturday after offering a teen money to perform a sexual act, Crystal Lake police said.

John Giesing, 74, of 711 Coventry Lane, has been charged with a felony count of solicitation of a sexual act. He is being held at the McHenry County Jail on a $15,000 bond.

Officers responded to a home in the 700 block of Coventry Lane around 5:30 p.m. Saturday for a report of a suspicious incident.

A 16-year-old boy told police he was walking on Coventry Lane when an elderly man pulled over his vehicle, motioned for the teen to come toward him and proceeded to offer him money to engage in a sexual act, according to a news release. The teen declined, and the man drove away.

The boy recognized the man as someone he met while recently trying to sell newspaper subscriptions door to door in the area, police said. Investigators later went to the home and spoke with Giesing, who admitted he offered the teen money to perform a sexual act, police said.

Giesing is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

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