Police: Illinois man exposed self on webcam to officer he thought was child

Police: Illinois man exposed self on webcam to officer he thought was child

Michael Schuette, 27, from New Douglas, Illinois has been charged for exposing himself to a St. Louis County officer posing as a 14-year-old girl on a webcam.

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by BELO affiliate KMOV.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 5 at 4:08 PM

NEW DOUGLAS, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A convicted sex offender from New Douglas, Illinois is facing charges for exposing himself to a girl under 15-years-of age on a webcam.

Police say Michael Schuette, 27, was charged with attempted sexual misconduct on November 26.

According to reports, on June 11, Schuette accessed a chat room and connected with someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl. He had actually connected with a St. Louis County police officer who was posing as the young girl.

During the session, Schuette allegedly exposed himself and masturbated in front of the camera.

Police said Schuette has a 2007 conviction in Madison County, Illinois for possessing child pornography.

Authorities did not say if Schuette is in custody.

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