Man accused of soliciting teen he met...

Man accused of soliciting teen he met online

There are 15 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Nov 16, 2006, titled Man accused of soliciting teen he met online. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A Grayslake man has been arrested and charged with indecent solicitation of a minor after he allegedly met a 15-year-old Mundelein boy he had been chatting with online, police said.

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Lori Cox

Mundelein, IL

#1 Nov 19, 2006
There are 3 different profiles the "victim" has posted on my space identifying himself as a 23 year old, 19 year old and 18 year old.
Attached is Joshua Cox's profile on Craigslist, dated 11/1/06, identifying himself as a 29 year old male looking for a serious relationship with someone, please, between ages 24 - 32. https://post.craigslist.org/manage/228694585/...
The mundelein police held Joshua from Sunday morning to Tuesday morning, did not allow him to make a phone call or speak with his lawyer, although he yelled into the halls after being interigated, harassed and threatened, to please let him make a phone call and speak to a lawyer. Every time I called the police station I was told no one was there that could speak with me. The third call I made, Monday morning, I asked that they give Joshua the phone number of his attorney, the girl who answered said okay, hold on, and low and behold, Sergeant Mark Parish was suddenly available. Sergeant Mark Parish told me he could not give Josh his attorney's phone number
because he was on his way to Waukegan, this was at 9:AM. The mundelein police told Waukegan bond court, Monday morning at about 11 AM, they would have Joshua Cox there in 20 minutes, they lied to the court clerk that called the police station to see where they were. Why didn't he have his rights? They were trying to find proof to support their charge. The only thing found, so far, is a minor identifying himself as 18 to 23 years of age and Joshua
looking to meet someone between the age of 24 to 32.
How about let's take a look at the way some police do business. Watch this case and when it is dropped because there is no evidence to substantiate the allegations, let's take a look at the damage done.
Joshua has never been charged with anything, not even a DUI. He was released on his signature.
Now that's a good story.
Lori Cox

Mundelein, IL

#2 Nov 19, 2006
Also, they were not meeting to have sex.
Michelle

New Hyde Park, NY

#3 Nov 21, 2006
I am concerned about the permanent damage that will follow Josh around for years when he is found INNOCENT! He may be guilty of making a very poor judgement call by trusting someone he's met over the internet, but this pertains to everyone that takes that chance.

Let's take a little longer look at the "innocent" young man that Josh supposedly tried to solicit. Let's also take a long look at the way the Mundelein police department handled themselves.

Before making any judgement calls on this case, take a look around at who your sons, daughters, husbands or wives may be "chatting" with. Is it possible they too may fall victim to such a scenerio as Josh?
Ted B

Rochester, IN

#4 Dec 1, 2006
typical and sad, I have also been harassed and felt the abusive authority of the twisted and corrupt lake county police, so I can say FOR A FACT; they will do anything in their power to sh*t on peoples reputations, lie, and self-rightously oppress anyone they can. they get bored and desperate for arrests, so when they have a chanse to flex their abusive power, they GO INTO ALL OUT OVERKILL MODE. Take a look at the pyschological aspect of it, most police are power hungery, sadistic terrorists, they have the SAME charactoristics as serial killers. they thrive on power, it is the main feeling/action that drives them. all in all, f*ck these corrupt, thirsty pigs with an unsanded wooden baseball bat. they are the ones that should be locked up, beaten and threatened.
Nellie of the North

Lombard, IL

#5 Dec 3, 2006
How about the possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a vehicle without insurance, driving on a revoked license and improper display of registration? Now they could plant the drug paraphernalia and/or have it belong to the other person, and be jerks about the improper display of registration, but what about the other two?

I'm not saying this proves he solicited the young man for sex on the internet or that the police treated him properly. I'm just asking if those things are untrue as well.
swoop

Lake Forest, IL

#6 Mar 8, 2007
Nellie of the North wrote:
How about the possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a vehicle without insurance, driving on a revoked license and improper display of registration? Now they could plant the drug paraphernalia and/or have it belong to the other person, and be jerks about the improper display of registration, but what about the other two?
I'm not saying this proves he solicited the young man for sex on the internet or that the police treated him properly. I'm just asking if those things are untrue as well.
MEG agents raided my house found nothing but weed seeds then put me in the back of the car then a MEG agent threw a bag of coke in the back seat, closed the the door and went to his buddy and told him something. then the MEG agent came to me and saw the coke which i didnt touch by the way and charged me with that because they made a mistake thinking i was a drug dealer. I told the judge (judge phillips) that about 100 times, i told him to fingerprint the bag but nothing was done about it. They sent me off to prison for that and i didnt even do nothing. That was 7 years ago and it pisses me off that they would rather send an innocent peroson off to prison then look like assholes for raiding a house that had nothing in it that was illegal.
Angela

Milwaukee, WI

#7 Feb 12, 2009
First of all I know this Joshua Cox and he is a homosexual that stalked my husband for a year. He would come to my house and call him at all hours. I also found Disgusting emails that he would send my husband. And I know for a fact that he does smoke weed. HE IS NOW A SEX OFFENDER. GOOD! PEOPLE LIKE HIM SHOULD GET LOCKED UP. LEAVE CHILDREN ALONE!!!

“More human than human.”

Since: Jan 09

North Suburbs of Chicago

#8 Feb 12, 2009
Angela wrote:
First of all I know this Joshua Cox and he is a homosexual that stalked my husband for a year. He would come to my house and call him at all hours. I also found Disgusting emails that he would send my husband. And I know for a fact that he does smoke weed. HE IS NOW A SEX OFFENDER. GOOD! PEOPLE LIKE HIM SHOULD GET LOCKED UP. LEAVE CHILDREN ALONE!!!
It reamains to be seen if he is a sex offender to begin with. secondly, whether or not he smokes weed is not very relevant to this story as the crux is whether or not he was intentionally trying to have sex with a minor. Lastly, why did you have to "find" the emails? Why was your husband not deleting them? Was he hiding them from you? Why didn't you call the police while he stalked your husband?

“More human than human.”

Since: Jan 09

North Suburbs of Chicago

#9 Feb 12, 2009
ooops he is convicted, my bad, didn't notice the date of this story....
Stephanie Cox

East Peoria, IL

#10 Aug 26, 2009
Angela
It sucks to find out your husband is having an affair with a man, doesn't it! Easy to place blame on another than accept the truth, huh?
Angela wrote:
First of all I know this Joshua Cox and he is a homosexual that stalked my husband for a year. He would come to my house and call him at all hours. I also found Disgusting emails that he would send my husband. And I know for a fact that he does smoke weed. HE IS NOW A SEX OFFENDER. GOOD! PEOPLE LIKE HIM SHOULD GET LOCKED UP. LEAVE CHILDREN ALONE!!!
informant

Downers Grove, IL

#11 Aug 27, 2009
yeh i beleive the mundelein police will do ANYTHING to make a case even if it means fabricating one... i have lived in mundelein for some time now and ive seen alot of racial profiling which i have not experienced myself but i have seen it often and also alot of ATL cops... ATL means above the law, today i was doing 40 in a 25 around embassy apt. and drove right past a cop.. i thought for sure he was gonna turn around and bust me, but he didnt and i have the strangest feeling that if my skin was lil darker or if i have been wearing a fitted hat things would have been different...
Hannah V

Elmwood Park, IL

#12 Apr 2, 2010
I completly agree with you they are racial profilers to anyone of color in mundelein. I am whiter then a ghost,but this is not right to do that to a person of color no matter what. Mundelein police are a disgrace to policemen everywhere.
informant wrote:
yeh i beleive the mundelein police will do ANYTHING to make a case even if it means fabricating one... i have lived in mundelein for some time now and ive seen alot of racial profiling which i have not experienced myself but i have seen it often and also alot of ATL cops... ATL means above the law, today i was doing 40 in a 25 around embassy apt. and drove right past a cop.. i thought for sure he was gonna turn around and bust me, but he didnt and i have the strangest feeling that if my skin was lil darker or if i have been wearing a fitted hat things would have been different...
Sulaiman

Elmwood Park, IL

#13 Apr 2, 2010
I know the mundelein police all too well after living in mundelein for 9 years. It is very obvious
that Mundelein has a very corrupt police deptartment. I was 7 years old when an police officer came to my house and harassed me and was going to arrest me on a false acusation of supposedly calling a kid in my neighborhood a gaylord. I mean seriously I was 7. We all were kids once. And the disgusting thing was there was another inceident where a woman was having a heart attack and she was being arrested and they would not give her immeditate medical care. This is disgusting and evil. Mundelein police officers are very very corrupt but there are probably OTHERS because the courts and other law enforment agencys would have filed or done something. I beleive mundelein police needs a makeover in law enforcement standerds. Pronto!
Bkp7934

Grayslake, IL

#14 Nov 20, 2016
Lori Cox wrote:
There are 3 different profiles the "victim" has posted on my space identifying himself as a 23 year old, 19 year old and 18 year old.
Attached is Joshua Cox's profile on Craigslist, dated 11/1/06, identifying himself as a 29 year old male looking for a serious relationship with someone, please, between ages 24 - 32. https://post.craigslist.org/manage/228694585/...
The mundelein police held Joshua from Sunday morning to Tuesday morning, did not allow him to make a phone call or speak with his lawyer, although he yelled into the halls after being interigated, harassed and threatened, to please let him make a phone call and speak to a lawyer. Every time I called the police station I was told no one was there that could speak with me. The third call I made, Monday morning, I asked that they give Joshua the phone number of his attorney, the girl who answered said okay, hold on, and low and behold, Sergeant Mark Parish was suddenly available. Sergeant Mark Parish told me he could not give Josh his attorney's phone number
because he was on his way to Waukegan, this was at 9:AM. The mundelein police told Waukegan bond court, Monday morning at about 11 AM, they would have Joshua Cox there in 20 minutes, they lied to the court clerk that called the police station to see where they were. Why didn't he have his rights? They were trying to find proof to support their charge. The only thing found, so far, is a minor identifying himself as 18 to 23 years of age and Joshua
looking to meet someone between the age of 24 to 32.
How about let's take a look at the way some police do business. Watch this case and when it is dropped because there is no evidence to substantiate the allegations, let's take a look at the damage done.
Joshua has never been charged with anything, not even a DUI. He was released on his signature.
Now that's a good story.
Lori, must be funny to look back on all this and after all the slanderous stuff you said about the Mundelein Police, you're trying to cover up that your brother TRIED TO HAVE SEX WITH A 14 YEAR OLD WHO THEN KILLED HIMSELF BECAUSE OF YOUR BROTHERS ACTIONS. Your pedophile child loving brother should rot in hell.
Bkp7934

Grayslake, IL

#15 Nov 20, 2016
And Lori, you yourself should burn in hell for assisting your pedophile brother. I know you have a son, imagine the hurt in your heart you would experience if your son killed himself because he couldn't live with the embarrassment of being lured by this sexual predator. RIP to that innocent child.

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