Sex-crime charges pile up against Chicago cop, who is ordered held without bond

David Deleon
David Deleon Photo credit Cook County Sheriff

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) – A 30-year-old Chicago police officer faces additional sex-crime charges following an investigation by Cook County Sheriff’s police.

In March, David Deleon had been charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a minor, whom he allegedly attacked in Norridge. Since then, the sheriff department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit reviewed additional evidence from Deleon’s cell phone, officials said.

It showed that Deleon sexually assaulted and abused minors and recorded lewd videos of himself with them, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. Videos also allegedly showed Deleon with the victims in his home, consuming alcohol, smoking tobacco and handling firearms.

Investigators say they also learned Deleon met victims while he was working in his official capacity as a Chicago police officer and invited them to sleep at his residence.

He was arrested Thursday and charged with several offenses, including one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault, two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a minor and two counts of manufacturing child pornography, officials said.

On Friday, Deleon was ordered held without bond, the sheriff’s office said.

Earlier this year, Deleon was stripped of his police powers. The sheriff's office referred to him as still being a police officer.

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Cook County Sheriff