File this under, "Defendants With Ironic Last Names"
Booking photo of Jack K. Pickup
By Mark Shuman Special to the Tribune
3:15 p.m. CDT, July 5, 2012
A former teacher at Chippewa Middle School in Des Plaines has been charged with felony grooming and a misdemeanor count of sexual exploitation of a child after the parents of a 15-year-old girl told police the man sent computer and text messages that investigators characterized as “sexting.”
Jack K. Pickup, 34, of the 100 block of Liberty Street, Barrington, posted 10 percent of his $10,000 bond and was released after a hearing Thursday in McHenry County Circuit Court, said Lt. James Popovits, a spokesman for McHenry County Sheriff’s Police.
“Grooming” relates to befriending a minor with the aim of developing a sexual relationship. ................(more)