Will County Sheriff's detectives completed their investigation yesterday, 1/25/2018, of a Peotone man who was soliciting and grooming, who he believed to be, a 14-year-old boy for a sexual encounter. Christopher Forster, age 63, of 8958 N. Offner Road in Peotone was taken into custody yesterday afternoon and charged with Indecent Solicitation of a Child, Grooming, Traveling to meet a minor, and Distribution of Harmful Materials.
In October of 2017, Sheriff's detectives began an investigation on a Craigslist post and initiated an online relationship with Forster. Throughout the course of the investigation numerous inappropriate and sexually explicit emails and photos were sent from Forster. Yesterday, a meeting was set up at a Crest Hill public establishment where Forster arrived in hopes of a sexual encounter with the juvenile. Detectives took him into custody for questioning and with the evidence collected during the investigation and statements that Forster made implicating himself, he was arrested. Christopher Forster is currently at the Adult Detention Facility awaiting his bond hearing at 1:30pm today. -end-