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On 01/26/17, the Kewanee Police Department Investigations division, with the assistance of the Knox County Sheriff's Department, conducted an operation that lead to the arrest of Randall L. Wilcoxen, 62, of Pekin, IL. Wilcoxen was arrested and transported to the Henry County Jail on preliminary charges of Solicitation to Meet a Child, Traveling to Meet a Minor and Grooming. Solicitation to Meet a Child and Grooming are a Class 4 felony and carry a potential sentence of 1-3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Traveling to Meet a Minor is a Class 3 Felony and caries a potential sentence of 2-5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. The case will be reviewed by the Henry County State Attorney’s Office to determine formal charges. These are preliminary charges and the suspect is innocent until proven guilty.

 

No additional details being released at this time.