State’s Attorney: Illinois Youth Center-St. Charles Employee Indicted on Allegations of Sexual Misconduct With Resident
Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser announced Tuesday (April 6, 2021) that a Kane County grand jury has indicted 33-year-old Antoinette Perkins for the offenses of custodial sexual misconduct and official misconduct, both Class 3 felonies.
Kane County prosecutors allege that in October 2020, Perkins engaged in sexual conduct with a resident at Illinois Youth Center–St. Charles.
Perkins was an IYC juvenile justice specialist at the time. She resigned from the Illinois Department of Corrections in November 2020.
A judge issued a warrant for Perkins’ arrest and set her bail at $25,000 with 10% ($2,500) to apply for bond.
Perkins appeared Tuesday via remote access in front of Kane County Associate Judge Salvatore LoPiccolo, who granted Perkins request to reduce bond and allowed her to remain free on her promise to appear in court and follow conditions of bond, which include that she is to have no contact with the victim.
LoPiccolo ordered Perkins to surrender to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office by April 9, 2021, for booking. He set her next court appearance for 9 a.m. May 7, 2021, in Courtroom 211 at the Kane County Judicial Center.
The Illinois Department of Corrections investigated the case.
The charges against Perkins are not proof of guilt. Perkins is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
SOURCE: Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news release