Colorado Man Accused of Sex Assault Following Incident in Illinois
KREX News Room
CHICAGO - A Grand Junction man is facing multiple sexual assault charges in Illinois after being accused of traveling there to have sex with a minor.
The Cook County State Attorney's office says 31-year-old Christopher Plouffe traveled from Grand Junction to Chicago to have sex with a 15-year-old girl.
Charges against Plouffe include aggravated criminal sexual abuse, indecent solicitation of a child, and traveling to meet a minor.
Prosecutors say Plouffe met the victim on an online gambling site in late 2011. They met in a hotel room the following February, before the victim’s relatives notified police.
According to our Denver affiliate, Plouffe was arrested on earlier this month, and appeared Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago. A judge set his bond at $1 million.
Plouffe’s next court date is September 11.