COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A Gage Park man is accused of leaving bags of candy and cash on his front porch to lure young girls.
On multiple occasions beginning in May, Luis Frausto, 56, set candy and cash out to lure little girls to his porch in the 5800 block of South Whipple Street, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Erin Antonietti said Thursday during Frausto's bond hearing.
At least once, a $20 bill was clipped to a bag of candy, authorities said.
Frausto knew at least one of the girls being targeted, authorities said.
"He left personal notes [for the victim] telling her how beautiful she was and that he loved her," Antonietti said.
If she wanted the money, the note said, "She and her friends had to come and get it."
When one 13-year-old girl walked onto Frausto's porch, she allegedly saw him standing in the window and masturbating, authorities said.
Charged with child abduction/luring, Frausto was ordered held on $50,000 bond Thursday by Cook County Judge Laura Sullivan.