Cahokia Man Found Guilty of Illicit Sexual Conduct with 14-Year-Old in Philippines

Cahokia Man Found Guilty of Illicit Sexual Conduct with 14-Year-Old in Philippines

CAHOKIA HEIGHTS (AP) – A Cahokia, Ill. man, who was a special agent for the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPSOIG), has been found guilty in federal court of Enticement of a Minor, Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct, and Engaging in Illicit Sexual Conduct in a Foreign Place.

According to evidence presented during trial last week, Joseph Albert Fuchs, III, an American citizen, met a 14-year-old girl while visiting the Philippines. Fuchs then engaged in sexual conversations with the minor using Facebook.

During those conversations, Fuchs discussed ways to evade detection of her age when he would return to the Philippines to engage in sexual acts with her at a hotel.

Fuchs then returned to the Philippines in March of 2019 and engaged in sexual acts with the 14- year-old minor.

USPSOIG provided their full cooperation into the investigation. Investigation further revealed that Fuchs sent nearly $1,000.00 to the minor over a year long period.

Sentencing is set for August 24, 2022, in front of the Honorable Judge Stephen P. McGlynn.