A Chicago cop has been accused of sexually assaulting male suspect who was shackled in a hospital bed.
Carlyle Calhoun, 46, had arrested the male victim on February 3 on a misdemeanor charge when the suspect expressed suicidal thoughts, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Calhoun, and another cop, took the man to St. Bernard Hospital and stood guard him while he underwent observation, a court heard.
But when the other officer stepped out to get something to eat, Calhoun reportedly began to massage the man’s bare foot while the suspect’s left hand and foot were shackled to the bed.
Carlyle Calhoun, 46, has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and official misconduct and is held on $200,000 bail
Prosecutors say he grabbed hold of the victim’s genitals and took a photo of them on his cellphone.
Court records show that when the other officer, who has not been named, returned, Calhoun escorted the man to a bathroom down a hall.
There, he allegedly sexually assaulted the man against his will, and again took photos of his genitals.
Once the cop left, the victim immediately reported the abuse to the hospital who took a DNA swab – which matched to Calhoun’s DNA.
Photos of the victim were later recovered from the officer’s phone.
Carlyle Calhoun, 46, had arrested the male victim on February 3 on a misdemeanor charge when the suspect expressed suicidal thoughts. Calhoun, and another cop, took the man to St. Bernard Hospital (pictured)
Calhoun, a ten-year veteran, was placed on paid desk duty early last month after the allegations emerged and the department is moving to suspend him without pay.
He has since been charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and official misconduct and is held on $200,000 bail.
If he posts bail, he must hand over his weapon.
His attorney, Tammy Wendt, stated in court that Calhoun is a hero police officer, who negotiated with a knife-wielding attacker for three hours to save a man’s daughter in November, and has no previous criminal history.