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By Christy Gutowski | Daily Herald Staff

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Published: 5/8/2009 4:31 PM | Updated: 5/8/2009 4:33 PM

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A DuPage County judge raised a Naperville man's bond Friday and gave him a stern warning to stay away from a 15-year-old girl with whom he may have had inappropriate sexual relations.

The judge also ordered Oscar Raven Flores, 38, be placed on a GPS tracking device and to follow stricter reporting guidelines once he posts bail and is set free, which was expected later in the day.

Police began investigating the self-professed male model last winter when authorities in Hartford, Wis. alerted them that a missing teen may be staying with a Naperville man whom she met on MySpace, a popular online social networking site.

Police identified Flores and went to his home on the 1000 block of Royal St. George, but they said the two already were on their way back to Wisconsin. Officers arrested Flores on a March 23 warrant on misdemeanor charges alleging impersonation of a government official and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Flores is accused in the latter charge of causing the teen to miss 10 days of school while she was with him in Naperville. He also is accused of falsely telling the girl he was a social worker with the U.S. Dept. of Defense during an Oct. 2 online chat.

Flores later posted the required 10 percent of a $50,000 bond and was set free to await trial.

But in court Friday, Naperville police Detective Richard Wistocki testified Flores again brought the girl back to his Naperville home on April 10 even though he had known since at least Nov. 2 that she was underage. Flores also is accused of buying the girl expensive Victoria's Secret lingerie.

DuPage Associate Judge Karen M. Wilson raised Flores' bond to $75,000 and added other provisions, such as GPS monitoring, then gave him a good scolding.

"You are to have absolutely no contact with her," she said. "If I hear of any additional contact, we'll be right back where we were today."

To which Flores responded: "I understand judge."

Prosecutor Andrew Grill argued the teen needs added protection, especially since her mother is an alcoholic and addicted to prescription medication. Authorities said the teen presented them with a note she said her mother wrote that gave her permission to stay with Flores to Naperville last month.

"The mother is not capable of protecting her daughter," Grill said. "We're asking this court to step in and put into place some additional firewalls to protect this underage girl."

Flores repeatedly shook his head "no" as Grill characterized the relationship as sexual. On his MySpace page, though, he writes of a girl with a similar unique first name: "When I'm with her, if the world burned down around me, it wouldn't matter as long as her hand is in mine. When we're not together, I'm in agony, as I can't take missing her. I love you (girl's name) so much."

Defense attorney Marc Wolfe argued "it's beyond comprehension" that the bond be increased considering the defendant is just charged with misdemeanors. Wolfe said Flores has a clean criminal record and compared the police investigation to the Spanish Inquisition.

The teen, who turns 16 next month, told police the relationship was sexual, according to court records. Police also said they found nude pictures of her on Flores' computer that appear to have been shot in his bedroom.

DuPage County State's Attorney Joseph Birkett said Friday the allegations still are being investigated.

Meanwhile, a summer trial date has been set in the misdemeanor case.