An Arlington Heights man charged with disorderly conduct for offering two 13-year-old girls a ride home earlier this month has pled guilty to the charges against him.
After the incident was reported on Barrington Patch, Peterson contacted us by submitting several comments and an . He also emailed editor Morgan Delack claiming his innocence in the case. Peterson said he saw the students and “God put it on my heart to offer them a ride because of the bad weather.”
Barrington police provided evidence in court that refuted his claims stating the weather was not snowy as Peterson said. Police also said he drove down an alley to follow the students after his initial sighting of them.
Peterson is now facing a $400 fine, two years of supervision, and is prohibited from having contact with the students or their families.