A 16-year-old resident of a group home for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has been charged with sexually assaulting a staff worker,
Eddie Blue, of the 1600 block of Little City Drive in Palatine, is accused of forcing a 30-year-old staff worker into a restroom on Monday, choking her, tearing off her clothes and sexually assaulting her. He was charged as an adult with aggravated criminal sexual assault.
Sheriff's police said he suffers from mild mental retardation and other mental health disorders. He had no previous history of violence at the home, located on the 1500 block of Port Center Drive in Palatine, they said.
The victim fought back at first, but fearing for her life stopped resisting, police said. He eventually let her go, and she went for help. Other staff members monitored Blue until police arrived, police said.