Convicted Felon Gets 55 Years For Raping Teen Boy

CHICAGO (STMW) — A convicted felon was sentenced to 55 years in prison on Thursday for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy in 2008.

James Beamon, 40, of Chicago was convicted in June of aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping, according to a release from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.

Cook County Judge William Lacy sentenced Beamon to 55 years on Thursday.

According to prosecutors, on July 20, 2008, Beamon lured the boy to an abandoned building near 2100 W. 52nd St. and told the boy he could earn money by helping him clean the building. The teen, who wanted money to help buy school supplies, agreed.

That’s when Beamon and the boy entered an abandoned building through a window, the release said.

Beamon then ordered the boy to remove his clothing. The defendant put his hands behind his back as if he had a gun and threatened to shoot the victim if he left. Beamon then sexually assaulted the victim, prosecutors said.

The boy threw an object at Beamonand escaped from the building through a window, running naked into the street, the release said. An off duty Cook County Deputy Sheriff saw the victim and came to his aid. The sheriff located the defendant and detained him until Chicago police arrived and arrested him.

At the time of this incident Beamon was on parole for a 1990 murder and attempted murder conviction. He had been released on parole in June of 2008 after serving 18 years in prison.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Don't Drop the Soap

    55 years of getting pounded in the as*s by bigger black guys then him.

    And that’s before the white gangs get a hold of him.

    Of course, all of those future as*s rapings isn’t punishment enough.

    That’s what the flaming fires of hell is for. And I have a feeling there’s going to be a special place for this disgusting piece of sh–it.

    • Leroy Goldberg

      That special place is already filled with thousands more just like him.

  • Menz On Menz

    Party boy be my b itch.

  • Is It Danny Glover????

    Danny Glovers acting career has really hit the skids.


    He is gonna love his new home he is getting what he likes butt sex from now on.You go bro I hope his momma sends a butt plug he gonna need it .

  • tony

    is it me or is that 13 year old boy a dumb as*. go in through the window, are u serious, and yes i agree, all that man wants is to be in jail and get is gay on..

  • Hey Now

    13 yr old wanted to earn $ for school supplies….common

  • dan

    The thuug will probably sue the state since it was being put in prison in 1990 that made him want to engage in sex with other men.

    Oh by the way-why only 18 yrs for killing someone? What happened to life behind bars? When you really think about it life behind bars is cruel so maybe he should just be put down-it’s ok for dogs and cats right?

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