The Will County Sheriff’s Office is announcing the arrest of Nicholas M. Cox, age 29, of 609 S. Water Street in Wilmington for child luring. Around 8:20pm, Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Lakewood Drive in Wilmington for a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the mother of a female juvenile who stated that prior to her 911 call her daughter and the neighbor’s juvenile daughter were outside on the driveway riding bikes. The woman and her husband were inside the house watching the girls from the front window when they saw a dark colored Sedan parked alongside the road. When the woman went outside, she realized the neighbor’s daughter was near the driver’s side of the vehicle. As the woman got closer, the vehicle sped off. The woman was able to memorize the license plate.
After the incident the neighbor’s daughter provided information to the woman and then to her parents regarding the man taking off his seatbelt and showing the girl sexually inappropriate photos on his phone. The woman then contacted 911.
Sheriff’s deputies ran the vehicle registration and found the vehicle at the home of Nicholas Cox. Deputies brought Cox to the Investigations Division for questioning. He was arrested and transported to the Adult Detention Facility shortly before midnight. He appeared in bond court today and received a $40,000.00 bond (10% to apply).