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Police: Oak Brook man solicited minor to engage in sexual acts

Suspect allegedly used cellphone to groom minor

Thomas Vivirito, 23, Oak Brook
Thomas Vivirito, 23, Oak Brook

An Oak Brook man was charged with soliciting a minor through the use of a cellphone to engage in an act of sexual conduct, according to court records.

About 10 p.m. Dec. 21, Thomas Vivirito, 23, of the first block of Hampton Drive was taken to the Will County jail and booked on a charge of unlawful grooming. The charge is a Class 4 felony punishable by up to three years in prison if convicted.

Between Oct. 28 and Dec. 4, Vivirito allegedly used a cellphone to solicit a child under the age of 17 to commit the offense of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to the criminal complaint. Vivirito allegedly solicited the minor to engage in an act of sexual contact.

Vivirito was arrested by the Naperville police. Naperville police Sgt. Wojtek Kowal signed an affidavit in support of probable cause on a charge of grooming against Vivirito, according to court records.

A call and message about the case to Naperville police were not returned Friday.

Vivirito was held in jail on a $100,000 bond. He was released on Dec. 22 after posting 10 percent of his bond.

A Will County judge barred Vivirito from having contact with any alleged victims, as well as having no access to internet or social media. A psychosexual evaluation for Vivirito was ordered by the judge.

A preliminary hearing in the case was scheduled for Jan. 29.

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