Lake County-area men arrested for solicitation

Lake County-area men arrested for solicitation

The Lake County Task Force went undercover at a Waukegan hotel after it used a web-based operation and utilized a classified advertising website that is regularly used as a medium for prostitution, according to a release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

One of the Lake County “johns” that was arrested for solicitation — Andrew Desmedt, 44, of the 900 block of Goodwin Drive, Park Ridge — was additionally charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession with intent to deliver, because he tried to barter prescription drugs for sex, according to Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Christopher Covelli.

The others charged with solicitation, a Class A misdemeanor, were: Alexis Torres, 47, of the 1000 block of Merton Avenue, Waukegan; David Brown, 45, of the 6200 block of 12th Avenue, Kenosha, Wis.; Efren Renedo, 18, of the 3000 block of West Grandville Avenue, Waukegan; Jaime Gonzalez, 21, of the 1200 block of Witchwood Court, Round Lake Beach; Purnell Caradine, 39, of the 12800 block of 71st Street, Kenosha, Wis.; Randall Nesst, 59, of the of the 3500 block of South McIntosh Lane, New Berlin, Wis.; and Scott Walker, 27, of the 10200 block of West Pickford Avenue, Beach Park.

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