A federal civil rights lawsuit alleges Naperville police allowed a woman to inappropriately touch and kiss a 13-year-old boy while he was in the back seat of a squad car.
The suit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Chicago, stems from an incident on Oct. 31, 2014, during which the boy was ordered into the police car by a Naperville police officer while he was with other children in the 200 block of Westbrook Circle in Naperville, the lawsuit said.
At some point, a woman was also placed in the car, giving her the opportunity to act in a “wholly inappropriate and harmful way,” the suit said.
The woman “undertook sexually suggestive and aggressive actions” toward the minor, including kissing him on the face and neck, “hugging him inappropriately, touching and rubbing him upon his inner thigh and genital area, and taking ‘selfie’ photographs of herself” and the minor with her cellphone, the suit said.
Naperville police officers were allegedly in or near the police vehicle but failed to protect the minor, the suit said.
“It’s not quite clear who (the woman) was,” said Ed Fox, the Chicago lawyer who filed the case on behalf of the minor, identified in the suit as “John Doe” because of his age. “She was placed in the car by the police.”
The lawsuit also charges the teen, a foster child at the time, was the only African-American in the group on Westbrook Circle and the only one to be taken into custody by police.
Naperville officers did not have “‘reasonable suspicion’ and/or legal cause to detain” the minor, according to the lawsuit, which seeks financial damages from the…
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