A Hyde Park man was ordered held in lieu of $300,000 bail Sunday after
he was charged in the robbery, kidnapping and sexual abuse of a teenage boy.
Patrick L. Starks, 39, was driving in the 5100 block of South Lake Park
Avenue Thursday afternoon and approached a 16-year-old high school
student walking to a friend's house, said Cook County Assistant State's
Atty. Brad Giglio.
Starks trailed the boy for a short distance and then pointed a handgun
at him, motioning him into the vehicle, Giglio said. They went to
Starks' apartment in the 5200 block of South Harper Avenue, where Starks
stole $6 and personal items and molested him, the prosecutor said.
Starks demanded more money, and the boy said he could get more if Starks
took him to the home of a family friend, Giglio said.
Once there, the boy fled and told friends what had happened to him,
They called police, who arrested Starks near his apartment about 8:30 p.m.
Starks was charged with one count each of aggravated robbery, aggravated
criminal sexual abuse and aggravated kidnapping.