Boystown regular charged with attempted sexual assault of intellectually challenged man on South Side beach

Jeremiah Beaverly was arrested at Rainbow Beach Park. | CPD; Google

A character who frequents the Boystown neighborhood is in jail, accused of trying to sexually assault an intellectually challenged man at a South Side beach, according to court records.

Police said they came upon two men in Rainbow Beach Park around 4:15 a.m. on July 10th. One of the men appeared to be wearing bikini bottoms. The other man was wearing a shirt, no pants, and carried a teddy bear, according to police.

Officers stopped the men for being in the park after hours and quickly launched a more in-depth investigation.

Cops who spoke with the man who had no pants “quickly realized…he was unable to speak” and was carrying a stuffed animal, according to a police report. When officers asked where his pants were, he pointed to the other man, 26-year-old Jeremiah Beaverly.

Beaverly allegedly told police that the other man was his boyfriend and he was trying to have sex with him in the park. Beaverly gave a graphic description of what he had done to the other man, police said.  At one point, he mounted a bench in the police station holding room and began thrusting into it as a demonstration of what he did to the man, police said.

Prosecutors charged Beaverly with one count of Class X felony attempted criminal sexual assault of a person with an intellectual disability and criminal damage to property for allegedly destroying a mattress at the police station. Judge Arthur Willis ordered him held without bail.

Police were not able to immediately determine the alleged victim’s age due to communication challenges.
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