Wednesday, April 27, 2016

UPDATE: Charges Hiked In Boystown Sex Abuse Case

There are developments to report in cases that you read about on CWB:

Boykin (Chicago Police Dept)
• A Cook County grand jury returned additional felony charges against Nicholas Boykin, the 33-year-old West Side man who is accused of fondling and groping a woman with two other men as the victim walked near the Lakeview Athletic Club at Belmont and Broadway last month. The 24-year-old victim, who lives nearby,  told police that she saw Boykin and two other unknown offenders get off of a bus moments before the attack.

Boykin, originally charged with criminal sexual abuse, now faces additional counts of aggravated battery and unlawful restraint, according to court records. He is due back in court on Tuesday.

Branch (Ill Dept of Corrections)
• A 24-year-old South Bend, IN, woman has been sentenced to 7 years in prison for her role in a series of armed robberies of convenience stores in Lincoln Park, Lakeview, and West Town last year.

Multiple charges were dropped against Jamie Branch, who pleaded guilty to one count of burglary.  Branch's co-defendant, Mitchell Thomas, is due back in court next month.

• An East Side man who was accused of brandishing a machete during an altercation along the Wrigleyville bar strip last month has entered a guilty plea. Joe Terrones was handed a 4-day sentence, which was off-set by credit of 4-days served.

Lopez (Cook County Sheriff's Office)
• A 62-year-old Lincoln Park man has pleaded guilty to trying to rob a woman outside of the now-shuttered Edge Restaurant, 2720 N. Clark, last August. Richard Lopez was sentenced to 30-months probation, court records say.
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