Court report: Sexual assault allegations end with probation for two men

Two men who were accused of unrelated sexual assault attacks have reached separate plea deals with prosecutors, according to court records.

One of the men was accused of robbing and trying to sexually assault a woman aboard the Red Line in Rogers Park. The other allegedly admitted to sexually assaulting an intellectually-challenged man who has the mental capacity of a 5-year-old. Their sentences? Probation.

Red Line case

Chicago police in January released CTA surveillance images of a man who allegedly beat a 24-year-old woman and then tried to force her to perform a sex act as they rode the Red Line near Morse early this year.

Antoine Jackson (inset) and CTA surveillance images of the attacker that were released by police on Jan. 2, 2020. | CPD

Three weeks later, prosecutors charged Antoine Jackson with felony counts of robbery, attempted criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, and aggravated battery.

Prosecutors said in January that the victim moved to a different train car when Jackson exposed himself to her, but he followed the woman, struck her several times, touched her inappropriately, and then tried to force her to perform a sex act.

Now, Jackson has struck a generous deal with those same prosecutors. Under the agreement, Jackson, 27, pleaded guilty to one count of robbery in exchange for a sentence of 24 months of mental health probation. Prosecutors dropped 18 other felony charges in the deal. Judge Neera Walsh oversaw the case.

Unable to consent

A 27-year-old man accused of having a sexual relationship with an intellectually-challenged man who has the mental capacity of a five-year-old has been sentenced to two-years probation after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.

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

Patrol officers found Jeremiah Beaverly and the victim walking near Rainbow Beach Park around 4:15 a.m. on July 20, 2019, according to a CPD report. Beaverly was wearing bikini bottoms. The other man, age 36, was carrying a teddy bear and was not wearing pants, police said.

Officers stopped the men for an interview and realized the older man was unable to speak. When they asked the man where his pants were, he allegedly pointed to Beaverly.

Beaverly allegedly told police that the other man was his boyfriend and he was trying to have sex with him in the park. While telling officers what he had done with the other man, Beaverly mounted a bench in the police station holding room and began thrusting into it as a demonstration, police said.

Prosecutors agreed to let Beaverly plead guilty to one count of aggravated battery of a handicapped person in exchange for the probation sentence, according to court records. Seven counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault were dropped in the deal. Judge Adrienne Davis handled the case.

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