Kewanee Police Announce Arrest of Galesburg Man on Charges Of Soliciting and Grooming a Child

The Kewanee Police have announced the arrest of a Galesburg man on multiple charges related to the solicitation of a child. Galesburg Police located 52 year old Alan Beaty at his home in Galesburg on January 30th. Beaty is accused of having used Facebook Messenger to send lewd photos and messages to an 11 year old child while being well aware of the child's age. The investigation of Beaty revealed that he had sent photos to the child and had asked the child to send photos back to him via Facebook messenger. Beaty was taken from Galesburg to the Henry County Jail where he is facing multiple charges including Indecent Solicitation to Commit Predatory Sexual Assault, Indecent Solicitation of a Child Via the Internet, Solicitation to Meet a Child, Grooming and Distribution of Explicit Material to a Child. Beaty's bond has been set at $500,000. The charge of Indecent Solicitation to Commit Predatory Assault carries a sentence of between 4 and 15 years in Jail. A preliminary hearing for Beaty has been set for February 10th at the Henry County Courthouse. 

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