No jail time for sexual abuse of disabled teen at Gage Park High
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -
A 19-year-old who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a learning-disabled girl at Gage Park High School last year was sentenced to probation, while the student who served as a lookout was sentenced to time served.
Kory Lindsey, then 18 and a student at the high school, lured the 15-year-old girl from a lunch room to a band room at the high school on Feb. 20, 2013, then fondled her and forced her to perform a sex act, prosecutors said at his bond hearing last year.
The girl has the cognitive function of a second-grader, and repeatedly said she “did not want to do this,” prosecutors said at the hearing.
Another student, then-18-year-old Bernard Strong, was accused of acting as a lookout, the Chicago Sun-Times previously reported. Both were initially charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault.
At a Tuesday hearing before Judge Michael McHale, Lindsey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal sexual abuse and was sentenced to two years’ probation, court records show.
Lindsey, of the 6900 block of South Maplewood Avenue, must register as a sexual offender for 10 years.
Strong, now 19, of the 6700 block of South Artesian Avenue, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless conduct and was sentenced to the 180 days he served in jail, after his arrest.