Chicago Heights Man Charged With Battery After He Discovers His Date Is Not A Woman

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– A Chicago Heights man found more than he bargained for late last week when he discovered that his date was actually a man.

On Saturday, April 17, Police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 3400 block of Western Avenue. Upon arrival, Officer Taylor observed a male subject wearing female clothing sitting on the porch with a bloody mouth and a bloody nose. Taylor was approached by Gabriel D. Hawkins, 23, 1305 Portland Ave., Chicago Heights, who pointed to the victim and yelled, "That is a man, that is a man. I won’t lie, I hit him, that is a man," according to police. Hawkins was immediately placed in handcuffs, according to police.

According to police, the victim said that he met a Park Forest man on the Internet, and that the resident was aware that he was a man. He said he agreed to meet with the man at his residence. After he arrived at the house, they had some drinks, and then shortly after, the victim performed oral sex on the man. After they finished, they left the residence to meet with Hawkins at a gas station in Matteson, Illinois.

They went to the liquor store to buy more alcohol and then returned to the residence on Indianwood Boulevard. The three men were in the bedroom having drinks when the resident at that address left the bedroom and went downstairs, according to police. The victim and Hawkins were kissing, according to police, and while they were kissing, Hawkins allegedly pulled his penis out. When this happened, the complainant said he left the room and that nothing sexual happened at that time other than the two of them kissing.

According to the complainant, just minutes after he left the bedroom, Hawkins approached him and allegedly struck him several times in the face, according to police.

According to police, Hawkins said that when the resident left the room, he and the complainant started kissing and then the complainant began to perform oral sex on him. Hawkins then allegedly told the complainant that he wanted to have sex with him, according to police. It was shortly after this that Hawkins discovered the complainant was not a woman. According to police, Hawkins allegedly said that he approached the complainant and struck him in the face with his closed fist approximately four times.

Hawkins was arrested and charged with battery.

Park Forest Police Reports for April 26, 2010