Bond remains at $80,000 for Woodstock teen accused of sex crimes
WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge rejected a bond reduction for one of four teens accused in a sexual assault; a video of which was later posted to Facebook.
Corion V. Simpson was one of two who were charged as adults after the alleged incident, which is said to have happened in December. Two others were charged as juveniles.
Simpson, who told the judge Monday that he plays football at Woodstock High School, faces charges of criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse and intimidation.
According to Assistant State's Attorney Sharyl Eisenstein, Simpson brought the 15-year-old alleged victim to a party in Woodstock where drugs and alcohol were present. The girl was brought into a room with the four boys and three of them performed sex acts with her while one recorded a video.
Simpson is accused of threatening to post the video to Facebook if she didn't perform additional sex acts with him. The girl's father alerted police after learning that the video had been posted to Facebook.
The post has since been removed, police said.
After his arrest, Simpson told police that he knew what he is accused of doing was wrong because the girl was too intoxicated, Eisenstein said. At 15 years old, she is too young to consent to sex acts.
His defense attorney, Mark Facchini noted that Simpson has no prior criminal history, and that the alleged incident happened just after his 18th birthday, which is why he's charged as an adult.
Facchini said that Simpson is welcomed back at the high school should he be released.
Carol Smith, spokeswoman for Woodstock Community School District 200, said officials have not had conversations with Facchini, and Simpson's school placement has not been determined. She said that determination would only come after his release.
The alleged victim does not attend Woodstock High School with the boys.
Judge Sharon Prather kept the teen's bond at $80,000, meaning he needs $8,000 to be released. His next court date is May 8.