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Maywood Police Officer Charged with Sexual Assault

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According to CBS Chicago, a now former Maywood police officer is being held on a $200,000 bond. He is being charged with the serious offenses of criminal sexual assault as well as official misconduct for committing illegal acts while on duty.

It is alleged that 38 year old Deon Sims was in his patrol vehicle in Maywood when he noticed a young lady walking along the street. He asked her if she was okay and if she needed any help. He then offered to provide assistance to her. She then allegedly got into the patrol vehicle with him at that time.

DuPage County prosecutors state that he then drove back to the precinct with her still in the vehicle and concluded his shift. He parked his police vehicle and then he and the young lady left in his personal vehicle at that time.

He then allegedly took her to a hotel under the guise that he was going to rent a room to provide her shelter. He did indeed rent the room and paid for it. When he took her to the room, he proceeded to enter the room behind her and he stayed there and sexually assaulted her.

The State’s Attorney released a statement that this event should not directly reflect the public’s outlook of the police department and that it is disturbing that the offender is an officer of the law.

Being charged with a sexual offense is a very serious matter. The punishments can range depending on the gravity of the situation. Conviction of a crime of this nature, you will have to register as a sex offender, which can directly affect your ability to get a job as well as other essentials. This is precisely why you need to have an aggressive and knowledgeable DuPage County criminal defense lawyer there to protect all of your rights and interests.

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