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Limo Driver Convicted Of Injuring Prostitute To Avoid Paying Her

Adekunle Adefeyinti, 42, has been convicted of aggravated battery charges for running down a teenage prostitute with his Hummer to avoid paying her for sex. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Adekunle Adefeyinti, 42, has been convicted of aggravated battery charges for running down a teenage prostitute with his Hummer to avoid paying her for sex. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff’s Office)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A limo driver who ran down a teenage prostitute with his Hummer after she refused to accept payment from his wife’s ATM card faces up to 14 years in prison for aggravated battery.

Cook County Judge Kenneth Wadas on Thursday convicted Adekunle Adefeyinti, 42, of Chicago, of two counts of aggravated battery and leaving the scene of an accident following a bench trial, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office announced.

Adefeyiniti injured the 16-year-old girl while fleeing in his Hummer to avoid payment on June 12, 2011, the state’s attorney’s office said. The girl was left with numerous injuries — including having part of her scalp ripped off and facial nerve damage.

Prosecutors said Adefeyinti picked up the girl in his work limousine and drove her to his place of employment, where he got his personal black Hummer and the two had sex for an agreed fee of $150.

He then drove to a bank, where he asked the girl to use his wife’s ATM card to withdraw money, prosecutors said. The girl refused and Adefeyinti drove to another bank, where the girl got out of the vehicle to smoke a cigarette while he went inside.

Prosecutors said Adefeyinti exited the bank, entered the vehicle and drove off as the girl was attempting to get back inside the Hummer. He then swerved to put the girl into the path of a parked vehicle.

The girl woke up with cuts and abrasions on her body, and parts of her scalp ripped from her head, prosecutors said. She eventually made it to a CTA Brown Line station, where authorities took her to an area hospital.

The girl made note of the Hummer’s license plate while smoking outside the second bank, and police arrested Adefeyinti, who the girl identified in a photo lineup, the state’s attorney’s office said.

He faces up to 14 years in prison when sentenced on Sept. 17.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)