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updated: 8/6/2012 6:50 PM

Palatine men charged with soliciting 16-year-old girl

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  • Rick J. Corbin

      Rick J. Corbin

  • Thomas P. Corbin

      Thomas P. Corbin

 
 

Two Palatine brothers have been charged after they attempted to meet an undercover officer who was posing as a 16-year-old girl, police said.

A McHenry County sheriff's investigator was working undercover on a social networking site when the investigator was contacted by Thomas P. Corbin, 54, of the 500 block of North Quinten Road, police said.

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Police said Thomas solicited the "girl" in July to meet him at a hotel where he would provide drugs and alcohol.

Thomas Corbin made arrangements for his brother Rick J. Corbin to get in contact with the purported 16-year-old and after their conversation Rick Corbin reserved a hotel room at an undisclosed McHenry hotel, according to the sheriff's office.

Following the monthlong investigation, McHenry County sheriff's investigators set up a meeting with the Corbin brothers at the hotel and arrested them without incident on Friday.

Thomas Corbin was also wanted on a parole violation warrant for a 2010 possession of a controlled substance conviction, according to prison records.

Both men are being held in lieu of $60,000 bail on charges of traveling to meet a minor, solicitation to meet a minor and grooming, according to the sheriff's office.

They are both due in court Thursday.

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