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Rockford man charged with sexually abusing underage girls

Skyler Whitenack
Skyler Whitenack

SYCAMORE – A Rockford man faces five felony charges after police identified him as a suspect believed to have sexually abused underage girls he met in Sycamore through a dating app.

Skyler H. Whitenack, 21, of the 4900 block of Linden Road, was charged Wednesday with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of indecent solicitation of a child, according to a Sycamore Police Department news release.

Whitenack allegedly represented himself as a minor and contacted underage girls using the “Meet Me” app, according to the release.

Police said Whitenack met the underage girls March 27 in Sycamore where a sexual encounter is alleged to have occurred.

Sycamore police acted as one of the underage victims on the app and started a conversation with Whitenack, through which he agreed to meet at the same location of the March 27 incident, according to the release.

He was arrested upon his arrival and taken to the DeKalb County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.

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