Social worker sexually assaulted, restrained client in his West Loop office: prosecutors

Glenn Washington | Chicago Police Department

CHICAGO — A social worker was ordered detained as a public safety threat on Thursday after prosecutors accused him of sexually assaulting and restraining a client in his West Loop office.

Glenn Washington, 40, is charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault during the commission of a felony, aggravated kidnapping causing bodily harm, and aggravated unlawful restraint.

The victim told police that she initially agreed to have sex with Washington, her therapist, at his office in the 1000 block of West Jackson on April 7, but she asked him to stop because it was too painful, according to prosecutors.

“I will stop when I am finished with you,” Washington allegedly replied. He allegedly slapped the woman when she tried to escape and as she cried during a panic attack.

The woman reported that Washington put his hands around her neck, choking her, and refused to let her leave as he sexually assaulted her numerous times through the night.

When Washington determined that the woman had “earned a break,” he allowed her to use a restroom in the hallway, according to prosecutors. But the woman was naked and could not escape.

The assault did not stop until about 6:30 the next morning, prosecutors said.

Chicago police secured charges against Washington after meeting with him at Area Three headquarters, 2452 West Belmont, on Wednesday afternoon.

During his detention hearing on Thursday, Judge Kelly McCarthy noted that Washington’s continued employment as a therapist contributed to her decision to detain him before trial.

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