Carlyle Calhoun, a 10-ear veteran with the Chicago Police department, was charged with sexually assaulting a male suspect in his custody.
(Chicago Police Department)
A duty Chicago police officer, who once negotiated with a knife-wielding man three hours long, has been charged with sexually assaulting a male suspect in his custody last month, in a local hospital.
Carlyle Calhoun, a 10-year veteran of the department, was charged Tuesday with aggravated criminal sexual assault and official misconduct. He was ordered held on $200,000 bail.
Cook County prosecutors claim the 46-year-old Calhoun and another officer were assigned to a male victim to St. Bernard Hospital after the unidentified man expressed suicidal thoughts after a Feb. 3 arrest.
In the hospital, the victim, whose age was not given, was under guard while he underwent observation, the Chicago Tribune reported.
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When the other officer left to eat, Calhoun allegedly began to massage the man’s bare foot, which was cuffed to the bed.
Prosecutors said Calhoun then grabbed the victim’s genitals and took a mobile phone photo of them.
After the other officer’s back, Calhoun guided the man to a bathroom down a hall, where he then proceeded to sexually attack the man despite his protests to stop, police said.
Assistant State’s Lawyer Ahmed Kosoko said Calhoun took a photo of the man’s genitals.
After Calhoun left, the victim at the height of the hospital staff.
Swabs taken from the victims matched Calhoun’s DNA and the police seized incriminating photos from his phone, Kosoko said.
Anthony guglielmi, spokesman for the Chicago Police department, told the newspaper that Calhoun was relieved of his police powers and placed on paid desk duty last month after the allegations were made. He said that since the criminal charges were filed, the department will move to him to suspend without pay.
A judge ordered Calhoun to surrender any firearms in his possession if he posts bail.