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South Beloit police charge man with 'grooming'

A man has been arrested and charged after court documents show he sexually abused a then 14-year-old. Documents state 23-year-old William C. Carnes is being charged with aggravated criminal sex abuse and two counts of unlawful solicitation of a minor. (MGN Image)
A man has been arrested and charged after court documents show he sexually abused a then 14-year-old. Documents state 23-year-old William C. Carnes is being charged with aggravated criminal sex abuse and two counts of unlawful solicitation of a minor. (MGN Image)(KWQC)
Published: Feb. 10, 2020 at 12:30 PM CST
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South Beloit police arrest a man they say tried to meet up with a 15-year-old girl in order to have sex with her.

Kurtis A. Masterson, 29, also of South Beloit, is in the Winnebago County Jail on the charge of grooming, which is a felony.

At the end of January, police got a call by the Wisconsin-based Worldwide Predator Hunters. The organization claimed Masterson was trying to meet up with the teen. Officers arrested him February 7.

Masterson is in jail on a $200,000 bond.

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