Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- A Park Forest man was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery and misdemeanor sexual abuse after he allegedly fondled a one-year-old baby girl.
Police were called to a residence in the first block of Hemlock Street to investigate a report of domestic battery on December 8 at 4:33 AM. Police spoke with Aundre A. Crayton, 30, 37 Hemlock St., Park Forest,
and the complainant.
The complainant reported that she woke up at approximately 4 AM and saw Mr. Crayton allegedly fondling the baby girl through her diaper, according to police. According to the complainant, Mr. Crayton was also masturbating at the time.
When the complainant asked him why he was (allegedly) fondling the child, Mr. Crayton denied touching the child and allegedly pushed the complainant into a wall in the living room, knocking off her headscarf, according to police.
The complainant then called 911.
Mr. Crayton told police that he did not touch the baby and has never touched the baby “for his sexual arousal,” according to the report.
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