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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8 comments:

  1. Being a career criminal seems to be a great path for aspiring youth. Where can we find internship programs for our children?

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    1. Center on Halsted can get you connected.

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  2. These sentences seem so ... light.

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  3. For all of these successes, and the removal of threats to everyone's personal safety that they represent, I (and my family) thank the officers involved who continue to do great work in the face of irresponsibly diminished financial and spiritual support. Without you, this community and city wouldn't last a month. Thanks again for doing great work - and know that there are many of us out here who are grateful.

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    1. That all sounds feel goody until you consider your housing costs and taxes. You must be rich.

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  4. Brandishing a machete was given a 4 DAY sentence while flinging a machete around in a Lake View bar ? I am so glad that the sentence was off set by the 4 days he spent in County Jail. I don't think he even had time to shower while in jail. And who was the Judge? ? ? ?

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  5. Why do these people commit so many crimes? Seemingly dozens at a time. Could it be because they are only charged with one?

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    1. They have no job to get to, they have all day to rob. Living off the taxpayers while robbing them. Funny how they have clothing, transportation and food, yet no earned income?

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