CHICAGO (STMW) — A veteran Chicago Police officer has been charged with molesting a minor girl years ago, and similarly attacking the victim’s 3-year-old daughter late last month.
Allen Hall forced his first victim to masturbate him while he was in his bed at his Austin home when the girl was 13, Assistant State’s Attorney Maura White said.
White said the girl told her mother what had happened, but authorities were never contacted at the time of the incident, which took place in either 2005 or 2006, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
Between 2007 and 2009, Allen also allegedly touched the girl’s breasts and groin in exchange for gifts.
Then, two weeks ago, Allen molested his victim’s toddler after he drove them to a currency exchange in the 5100 block of West Madison, White said.
When the older victim, now 21, went inside to make a purchase, Allen allegedly made the 3-year-old touch his penis.
The child’s mother noticed that the little girl’s demeanor had changed and that she was seated in the front of the car — not in the back passenger seat where she was before, White said.
The girl later told her mother that Hall made her touch his stomach but she later said he made her touch his “pee pee,” White said.
Hall was arrested Tuesday after his older victim contacted police and told detectives what Hall did to her and her daughter, White said. Hall is related to both alleged victims.
Hall, 60, works at the desk in the 14th District police station. He’s a 19-year police veteran with an “impeccable” background, Hall’s attorney Richard Blass said.
“We deny the allegations wholeheartedly,” the defense attorney said following Wednesday’s bond hearing, in which Hall was ordered held in lieu of $20,000 bail for aggravated criminal sexual abuse charges involving the mother and daughter.
“This came out of left field. . . . He feels terrible. His good reputation is at stake. . . . He just received an award for good attendance. There’s no blemishes on his record whatsoever, and now this just hit him like a brick wall.”
Since his arrest, Hall turned himself in, cooperated with detectives and has even moved out of his house and into his brother’s home, Blass said.
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has also launched an investigation into the matter, prosecutors said, adding that another victim of Hall’s also came forward in 2011 but that authorities were barred from prosecuting the officer in that case because the incidents took place between 1986 and 1992, which exceeded the statute of limitations.
According to a police report, Hall’s third alleged victim, now 34, said he touched her inappropriately when she was between 8 and 10 years old.
On Wednesday Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil said Hall, of the 200 block of North Menard, would be allowed to keep his service revolver for work purposes while he was out on bond but said he cannot have any contact with minors.
Hall has been relieved of his police powers and placed on administrative duties pending the outcome of his trial, police spokesman Adam Collins said.
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