Chicago Jail inmate charged with raping cellmate

(Chicago, Illinois) A Cook County Jail inmate awaiting trial for rape and kidnapping has been charged with sexually assaulting a cellmate, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

Gerrod Greer, of Gary, Ind., attacked the man while the pair were in custody together in late April, Assistant State’s Attorney Liam Reardon told Judge Laura Sullivan on Tuesday.

The victim, 27, had been rejecting advances Greer had been making to him when they were in their cell alone.

But later that evening, Greer, 27, woke the then-sleeping man up and asked that he perform a sex act on him, Reardon said.

The victim, who had been sleeping on the lower bunk, eventually complied because Greer threatened to beat him if he refused, Reardon said.

Greer allegedly continued to rape the man.

The next morning, when the men were allowed to leave their cell, the victim told a sheriff’s deputy what had happened.

Both men were then sent to Cermak Health Services, where a rape kit was taken, Reardon said.

Test results showed Greer’s DNA matched DNA found on the victim, Reardon said.

Sullivan ordered Greer held in lieu of $500,000 bail for criminal sexual assault.

Greer was already in jail for a rape and kidnapping case that is pending at the Markham Courthouse.

In that incident, he was charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, aggravated battery and unlawful restraint, according to court records.


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