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Lake County Detectives Nab Two for Indecent Solicitation of Child

Two people are in custody for trying to lure a teenage girl to their Gurnee residence to engage in sexual acts.

Another big arrest for the Lake County Sheriff's Department. Late Thursday LCSO Detectives wrapped up a four-day investigation involving the indecent solicitation of a child. 25-year-old Gina M. Cusimano and 21-year-old Kevin C. Pettitt pf Pembrook Court in Gurnee were arrested.

On July 30th, the mother of the intended victim reported to authorities that her 13-year-old daughter had been receiving inappropriate text messages from an adult acquaintance of her daughter, Cusimano as well as Cusimano’s boyfriend, Pettitt. 

Detective Covelli, acting as the victim, agreed to meet Cusimano and Pettitt to be picked up and brought to their house to engage in sexual acts.  When Cusimano showed up at the agreed meeting location, she was arrested. Detectives then went to the Pembrook residence and took Pettitt into custody without incident.

Both Cusimano and Pettitt were brought to the LCSO Criminal Investigations Division.  At this time it is not believed there are any further victims, however, the investigation continues.

Cusimano was charged with Indecent Solicitation of a Child (Class 3) and is being held on a $50,000 bond.  Pettitt was also charged with Indecent Solicitation of a Child (Class 3) and is being held on a $50,000 bond.

Both are due back in court later this month. 

“I’m very proud of the work done by the members of our highway patrol and criminal investigations divisions,” said Sheriff Mark Curran.

Ogio August 04, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Doesn't a $50,000 bond seem really low????
ALLEN August 04, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Very low considering the crime.
Jose August 04, 2012 at 02:37 PM
WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE TODAY ?? $ 50,000 DOLLAR BOND IS TOO LOW..PEOPLE LIKE THAT SHOULD NEVER SEE DAY LIGHT AGAIN. WHAT IS WRONG WITH JUDGES ?? DO THEY WANT THESE TYPE OF PEOPLE BACK ON THE STREET TO DO IT AGAIN ??? THE JUDGE PRO CHILD MOLESTER ??
Local August 04, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Agreed the bail IS low. But to call the judge "PRO CHILD MOLESTER" seems a bit much, don't you think. Judges have guidelines to follow, based on the type of offense etc, they don't just make this stuff up as they go! Also, this is America right? They have only been accused at this point, does "innocent until PROVEN guilty" mean anything to you? If after a trial, they are found to be guilty of the crimes they are accused of, by all means lock em up for a good long time. In the meantime, let's not pretend we know the whole story!!
Nightcrawler August 04, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Who was the judge in this case, Angela?

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