Chicago: Bond was set at $350,000 for a 43-year-old Hispanic charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy on a couch in an alley
Cook County Criminal Courts Associate Judge Colleen Hyland set bond for Manuel Flores at $350,000 during a hearing Tuesday, according to Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office spokesman Andy Conklin. Flores is charged with one count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.
Chicago Lawn District officers were responding to a call about 10:50 p.m. Sunday at 2917 W. 63rd St. when they saw a 12-year-old boy lying on a couch in the alley with Flores on top of him, according to News Affairs Assistant Director Pat Camden.
The boy was not wearing pants and Flores was sexually assaulting him, Camden said. Near the couch was a 34-year-old man watching the assault.
Police arrested Flores for the alleged assault and the 34-year-old man for an outstanding DUI warrant, and took them to the Wentworth Area Headquarters.
About 3 a.m. Tuesday, charges were approved against Flores, 43, of 3121 W. 71st Street, Camden said. Flores told police in a statement he paid the boy for sex.
Police could not charge the 34-year-old man -- identified as Nicholas Diaz -- for allegedly watching the act, but he faces charges for the outstanding DUI warrant, Camden said.
The boy was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
Flores is scheduled to reappear in court on July 2. Conklin had no bond information for Diaz.
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