An Alton man is accused of sexually soliciting a 14-year-old Hamel girl through social media.  21-year-old Christopher Colnaghi of Wonderland Drive is charged with indecent solicitation of a child after the girl’s father discovered the messages on his computer late last month and called police.

The charge indicates Hamel Police discovered an on-line conversation through Facebook between Colnaghi and the victim that was found on the father’s computer after he turned it over to authorities.  Police found that Colnaghi was allegedly having a sexually explicit discussion over the Internet with a victim between the ages of 13 and 18 with the intent of committing aggravated criminal sexual abuse.  Colnaghi was also allegedly using a false profile picture on the account.  Police were issued a warrant to search the suspect’s home and his computer.  Bond for Colnaghi is set at $30,000.


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