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Romeoville man guilty of paying for sexual favors from minor sentenced to 6 years

The crime occurred at an Aurora hotel in 2015

Anthone J. Caradine, 29, of the 1200 block of Grand Boulevard, Romeoville, faced multiple child sex charges in connection with a 2015 incident in which he drove to an Aurora hotel after agreeing to pay for sex with a minor.
Anthone J. Caradine, 29, of the 1200 block of Grand Boulevard, Romeoville, faced multiple child sex charges in connection with a 2015 incident in which he drove to an Aurora hotel after agreeing to pay for sex with a minor.

ST. CHARLES – A Kane County judge sentenced a 29-year-old Romeoville man to six years in prison Tuesday for trying to pay to have sex with a child at an Aurora hotel.

Anthone J. Caradine, 29, of the 1200 block of Grand Boulevard in Romeoville, faced multiple child sex charges in connection with a 2015 incident in which he drove to an Aurora hotel after agreeing to pay for sex with a minor, according to a news release from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Kane County Associate Judge Linda S. Abrahamson sentenced Caradine to six years in prison in the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections on Tuesday. He was convicted in October of involuntary sexual servitude of a minor, traveling to meet a minor, grooming and solicitation of a sexual act.

Caradine previously waived his right to a jury trial, and he receives credit for 100 days served in the Kane County jail.

Kane County First Assistant State’s Attorney Jody Gleason and Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney Christine Bayer presented evidence that on March 27, 2015, Caradine drove to an Aurora hotel, met with a person he believed was the mother of two minor girls, and confirmed to that person that he wanted sex with a minor girl in exchange for $150.

Officers from the Department of Homeland Security and the Aurora Police Department then arrested Caradine. No minor was ever present or had any contact with Caradine, the release said.

“Our office has prosecuted a number of these cases in recent years as law enforcement at all levels remains committed to wiping out child sex trafficking, targeting both the supply and the demand in the child sex trade,” Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said. “Anyone who seeks to have sex with children will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

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