According to reports, a Chicago teacher and his students were shocked last week when they witnessed an 18 year old man molesting a 7 years old girl when the class participated in an online learning session.
The teacher then took the necessary step of informing the school’s principal and the man who was later identified as the child’s older cousin was soon arrested.
The suspect, Catrell Walls who is a resident of the city’s South Side is facing a felony charge of predatory criminal sexual assault in connection with the Thursday incident, reported the station.
A judge also denied his bail when he appeared at the court on Saturday. In a tearful state he told the prosecutors who took him into custody that, “I don’t know why. I’m sorry, I’m sorry.”
His defense attorney said that the high school senior has trouble controlling his impulses because he suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The incident took place at the cousins’ grandmother’s home where the girl had been staying to attend the day’s online classes. After the teacher informed the case, the principal contacted the girl’s family, Chicago police and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
When a visit was made to the girl to gather more information, the girl reportedly told the principal that the man had molested her on several occasions.
Judge Charles said that, “This ongoing history of assault, for approximately a year, according to the victim, leads me to believe this is not something that will just stop because I have ordered it to. This history and his actions from this case lead me to believe that he is a threat to an individual and the community as a whole.”
The girl was taken to the Comer Children’s Hospital, said the police.