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$250K bond for Hanover Park man charged with indecent solicitation of a child

Andrew Kozar | phofrom Cook County Sheriff's office

Andrew Kozar | photo from Cook County Sheriff's office

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Updated: January 9, 2014 6:44AM

HANOVER PARK — A Hanover Park man was being held on a $250,000 bond after being charged with posting an online ad for sex with a person of any age, according to prosecutors.

Andrew Kozar, 27, faces a Class X felony charge of indecent solicitation of a child after he unknowingly admitted to police he was interested in having sex with an 8-year-old girl, according to a statement from the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

Kozar allegedly placed an advertisement on Craigslist on Nov. 26 offering to have sex with any female family member of a respondent’s family, while the respondent watched, according to a statement from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.

Police responded to the ad, posing as a step-father, and over the course of a week Kozar and police exchanged more than 75 emails and text messages regarding Kozar’s intended sex acts with the “step-father’s” 8-year-old daughter, prosecutors said.

Kozar was arrested on Dec. 3 in west suburban Forest Park, where he agreed to meet officers posing as the step-father, according to prosecutors.

Judge Stanley Hill ordered Kozar held on $250,000 bond Friday at the Maywood Court House, prosecutors said. He is next scheduled to appear in court Dec. 26.

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