Sunday, September 10, 2006

Man held in kidnapping, molestation of boy, 16

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,
Giglio said.

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Could you tell me whatever happened to this guy (was he convicted or released) and if you know whether he lived (or still lives) at 5200 S. Harper or 5220 S. Harper?