Belvidere man accused of luring a minor

Belton, 37, is being held in the Boone County jail.
Belton, 37, is being held in the Boone County jail.(Belvidere Police Department)
Published: Sep. 10, 2022 at 11:14 PM CDT
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BELVIDERE, Ill. (WIFR) - A Belvidere man was arrested Saturday after he was suspected of offering young girls money for sex.

Police say a report was made around 7 p.m. Friday of a man trying to get girls as young as 12-years-old into his car near the 800 block of Becky Court.

After investigation, 37-year-old Jerome Belton was determined as a suspect in the case.

Police later found Belton and a minor in Belton’s vehicle parked near a separate residence. The minor was reunited with their family while Belton was taken into custody.

Belton faces one count of luring of a minor and one count of attempted luring of a minor.