Police: Man charged with sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl during remote learning


CHICAGO (WGN) — An Illinois man was charged with sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl during an online e-learning session, according to police.

Catrell Wells, 18, was charged with predatory criminal sexual assault. Chicago Police said he was seen in an online forum “involved in a sexual act” with the child around 1:30 p.m. Thursday inside a home on the city’s South Side.

He was taken into custody that same day.

A teacher at work reported seeing the girl perform a sex act during an online study hall session.

The teacher reported the assault to the principal and school CEO, who said said administrators do not believe other students saw the assault..

The 7-year-old girl was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital. Her condition is unknown.

The Department of Children and Family Services is investigating.

Walls is due in bond court on Saturday.

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