Blotter: March 7

Julian Gerez, Reporter

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Chicago man arrested in connection with aggravated criminal sexual abuse of Evanston teen

In the third arrest related to an ongoing investigation, a 43-year-old Chicago resident was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse and patronizing a minor engaged in prostitution — both felonies — Monday morning, police said.

A 14-year-old Evanston minor posted an ad on Craigslist to engage in sex for money, and several individuals responded to the ad, including Chicago resident Alejandro Costilla, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Police said the investigation started in August of last year.

Costilla was arrested in his north Chicago home and is scheduled to appear in court April 4.

Evanston resident arrested in connection with aggravated assault

A 54-year-old man was arrested in his central Evanston home Tuesday afternoon in connection with aggravated assault.

Police were responding to a domestic case in the 1700 block of Darrow Avenue involving the Evanston resident and another individual when the 54-year-old threatened the officer and resisted arrest, Parrott said.

The Evanston resident was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He is scheduled to appear in court on March 18.

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