Three teens are facing misdemeanor sexual abuse charges for allegedly forcing a girl to perform sex acts on them at Lincoln Park High School, reports WLS-TV.
Chicago police claim Jewvon Davis, 19, Kenneth Esco, 19, and a 17-year-old male threatened to beat up a 16-year-old girl’s friend if she didn’t perform the sex acts. The incident allegedly occurred last Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in a Lincoln Park High School stairwell.
Davis has since been released on $5,000 bond, and the 17-year-old is being charged as a juvenile.
Under Illinois law, criminal sexual abuse is a Class A misdemeanor if the offender was less than five years older than the victim and the victim was at least 13 but under 17. Conviction of a Class A misdemeanor could lead to jail time for less than a year, probation for up to two years, and hefty fines and fees.
The teens may also be required to register with Illinois’ sex offender registry if convicted. Sex offender registries, which are also known as community notification laws, provide law enforcement authorities with a way to track and locate convicted sex offenders.
Offenders in Chicago are required to register with their local police or corrections agency and must provide their name, address, date of birth, fingerprints, and sometimes even social security and DNA information. Convicted sex offenders typically stay on the registry for about ten years. If an offender is considered a “sexual predator,” then he or she may be placed on lifetime registration.
Given the consequences of a conviction of misdemeanor criminal sexual abuse, the teens will likely need the assistance of an experienced Chicago criminal defense attorney or public defender. For more information on sex offenses, see our Related Resources section.
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