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DuPage County Sheriff

James Mendrick

PRESS RELEASE

Contact Information: Domrose #563 ~ 630.407.2010

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sheriff Charges Glen Ellyn Man with Felony Sex Crimes

Ellinghausen

Sheriff John Zaruba announced today the arrest and charges of a Glen Ellyn man by the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division. 

Kurt Ellinghausen (dob/11/13/1966) of the 000 block of Forest Hill Drive, in Glen Ellyn was arrested last night and charged with Indecent Soliciting of a Child which is a class 3 Felony and Grooming which is a class 4 felony.  

Investigators received a tip that Ellinghausen was allegedly inquiring about having sexual relations with a minor child on craigslist. An investigation was initiated and a Sheriff’s Office detective posing as a 16 year old student engaged in communications with the suspect. The suspect allegedly negotiated for sexual relations with the undercover detective. Ellinghausen was taken into custody when he arrived at the meeting location by an undercover detective arrived posing as the 16 year old student. 

Ellinghausen is currently being held in the DuPage County Jail and will be in bond court today 8:00am.