Lincoln Park: Man Accused Of Fondling 9-Year-Old Girl, Exploiting Two Others

A Lincoln Park man lured three nine-year-old girls into an apartment building laundry room and proceeded to sexually abuse one victim while soliciting the others, according to prosecutors.

Clayton | CPD

Police said Charles Clayton, 50, lured the girls into the laundry area of a building in the 1500 block of West Fullerton on July 2nd. Inside, Clayton gave each girl $1 and gave one of them a beer, according to allegations laid out in court records.

Clayton fondled one of the girls over her clothing and exposed himself to the children, prosecutors said. According to allegations, Clayton made a lewd sexual comment to one girl about what he would like to do to her.

The girls told their mothers about what happened and they, in turn, notified police. The U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force arrested Clayton near his home on July 5th.

He has been charged with three felony counts of sexual exploitation of a child; felony indecent solicitation of a child; and felony aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim under age 13.

Judge Stephanie Miller ordered him held on $100,000 bail, meaning he could go free by posting a $10,000 deposit bond. He remained jailed as of Thursday morning.
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