A Chicago business executive was ordered held in lieu of $150,000 after being charged with having sex with a 14-year-old boy who he met on Craigslist last year, prosecutors said Saturday.
Glenn A. Lapidus, 46, of the 2000 block of North Bissell Street in the Sheffield Neighbors neighborhood, allegedly met the teen on Craigslist and later paid him $25 to have oral sex in an Evanston parking garage in May, said Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Sean Brown.
Lapidus is charged with aggravated criminal sex abuse, indecent solicitation, traveling to meet a minor, indecent solicitation of a child and patronizing a minor engaged in prostitution, according to court documents.
Lapidus allegedly sent the boy, who was 13 at the time they first met online, a picture of his genitals last year after seeing a Craigslist ad the teen posted asking to have sex with someone, prosecutors said.
Brown said the pair then traded several emails and discussed meeting to have sex in exchange for money.
Lapidus met the boy on May 28 at Colfax Street and Ridgeway Avenue in Evanston and then drove to the parking garage, where they had oral sex in the back of the car, Brown said. Lapidus then dropped the boy back off at the intersection where they met, Brown said. Lapidus was 45 and the boy was 14 at the time of the incident, police records show.
Lapidus was an executive at IBM who left the company last year to join Merkle as an executive, another technology firm, his attorney said in court Saturday.
The executive’s attorney told Judge Laura Marie Sullivan that his client holds degrees from New York University and Northwestern University. Sullivan set Lapidus' bail at $150,000. He is due back in court Tuesday.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun