A Naperville man was arrested and charged with child abduction and battery after police said he lured two children into his apartment on Sunday.
Jose Pedro Jimenez-Alejo, 25, of the 1200 block of Whispering Hills Court was arrested at 7:41 p.m. at his home after police responded to a battery call involving a female minor and adult male, according to Sgt. Gregg Bell.
When police arrived, they learned from the girl’s mother that her daughter and another child had been lured into Jimenez-Alejo’s apartment. The children told police that he began talking to them from his vehicle and had them follow him to his nearby apartment.
“Inside the apartment the victims followed the suspect into a bedroom where he gave each of them a chocolate bar,” Bell said in a news release. “Immediately after giving the victims the candy the suspect leaned over and licked the lips of one of the victims.”
The children fled the man’s apartment and notified the girl’s mother who then contacted Naperville police. The mother waited for police at Jimenez-Alejo’s address until police arrived. Upon further investigation and based on information gathered, police arrested him.
Police believe that the children were not harmed physically, Bell said Monday afternoon.
Jimenez-Alejo was charged with battery, a class A misdemeanor and child abduction, a class 3 felony. He was taken to the DuPage County Jail on Sunday, Bell said.