A registered sex offender in Buffalo Grove is facing felony charges after police said he arranged to meet a child this week on school property.
Gregory Gentles, 29, of 286 Bernard Drive, was charged with unlawful presense within a school zone and solicitation to meet a child. Both are Class 4 felonies, and are punishable by one to three years in prison and a fine up to $25,000.
The charges were filed after Buffalo Grove police officers saw Gentles, who they knew was a registered sex offender, at 5:45 p.m. Sept. 18 at Kilmer School while children were present.
An investigation revealed that he had communicated electronically with a person under the age of 17 and arranged to meet the child at the school “without the knowledge of the child’s parents for a purpose other than a lawful purpose,” police said in a press release.
Gentles’ bond was set at $200,000. He is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 12 in Rolling Meadows.