Gurnee couple’s bail was set at $50,000 each today after they were accused of sending text messages to a 13-year-old girl to arrange to have sex with her, officials said.
Gina M. Cusimano, 25, and Kevin C. Pettitt, 21, both of the 5100 block of Pembrook Court in Gurnee, were charged with indecent solicitation of a child, police said.
On July 30, the mother of the young teen discovered her daughter had inappropriate text messages from Cusimano and Cusimano’s boyfriend Pettitt in her phone. The mother alerted police, according to a news release from the Lake County Sheriff’s office.
A detective pretended to be the girl and agreed to meet the couple to be picked up and brought to their house to perform sexual acts, officials said.
When Cusimano showed up to meet the girl, she was arrested, officials said.
The detective then went to Cusimano’s residence and arrested her boyfriend as well, officials said.
Police do not believe there are any other victims but the investigation is ongoing.
Cusimano and Pettitt are due back in court on Aug. 28.