Man pleads guilty to soliciting teen online

 
 
Published: 9/13/2007 3:43 PM | Updated: 9/13/2007 3:44 PM

A former Lake in the Hills man faces up to five years in prison and an almost certain one-way ticket out of the country since pleading guilty today to allegations he tried to set up a sexual encounter with a teenage girl he met online.

Kadir Sadique, 33, pleaded guilty to indecent solicitation stemming from a 2005 Internet predator sting that culminated with his arrest in Algonquin's Presidential Park.

Sadique, now a Schaumburg resident, will be sentenced Sept. 28 and then, depending on the punishment, will be turned over to federal authorities for deportation to his native Bangladesh.

As part of the plea bargain, McHenry County prosecutors dismissed 19 child pornography charges filed over images investigators say they found on a home computer seized from Sadique after his arrest.

Sadique declined comment after the plea, except to say he is relieved to put the case behind him.

His attorney, Daniel Regna, said Sadique pleaded guilty against his recommendation. Regna believed Sadique had a legitimate claim that police improperly induced him into committing the crime by sending him a photograph of an attractive adult woman posing as the teenage girl he met over the Internet.

"I have reservations about the way police conducted the investigation," Regna said.

Regna said because Sadique has no prior criminal history he expects him to receive a probation sentence.

Assistant McHenry County State's Attorney Donna Kelly declined to say what sentence prosecutors will seek.

McHenry County Sheriff's deputies arrested Sadique in June 2005, several months after he began having sexually suggestive online discussions with a 15-year-old Algonquin girl.

The girl's mother, police said, discovered the conversations and began carrying them out herself while posing as her daughter's 14-year-old friend.

Investigators then took over and, while also posing as the 14-year-old girl, arranged a meeting with Sadique at the Algonquin park. Police arrested Sadique when he arrived.

Sadique is in the country lawfully, but is not a citizen. As a result federal immigration officials likely will deport him once his case is resolved entirely.