11-year-old girl sneaks out of bed to meet 27-year-old man she ‘fell in love’ with after meeting on FacebookBy Mason White 1:26 PM May 20, 2016
By: Mahesh Sarin
Police arrested a man for having sex with a girl he met on Facebook.
Police in Chicago, Illinois, arrested the father of three children after meeting the 11-year-old girl at midnight to have sex.
The 11-year-old girl snaked out of her home at midnight. 27-year-old Erik Coquet picked her up and took her to his house.
The two drank beer and had sex. In the morning, the girl’s family tried calling her, but when she did not pick up her cellphone, they reported her missing.
The next night about 11:00 p.m., the girl finally picked up the phone and asked her sister to pick her up at a nearby Dunkin’ Donuts. When the sister arrived, the 11-year-old girl said that she was in pain.
They drove to Lurie Children’s Hospital, where she was examined and a rape test was performed, prosecutors said. When it was determined that the child was raped, police were called.
Investigators reviewed the child’s phone and her Facebook account, where they found sexually explicit messages from Coquet.
Coquet was arrested on a charge of predatory criminal sexual assault.
His bail was set at $750,000 and he was ordered to not have contact with the victim, her family members or anyone else under the age of 18.