Teen’s Mom Turned Him In on Sexual Assault, After She Recognized Him in Pics

Deshawn Isabelle
Deshawn Isabelle

*According to police, a 15-year-old who brutalized, sexually assaulted and robbed a woman on a Chicago train was turned into police.

But it wan’t by a witness to the incident, or even the victim herself. It was by the teen’s mother after she recognized the surveillance photos released by authorities.

Deshawn Isabelle has been charged as an adult for robbery and sexual assault, according to Chicago ABC affiliate WLS-TV.

Isabelle’s alleged crimes happened on Monday afternoon inside a Chicago train car, police said. On Wednesday, he was turned in by his mother; and on Thursday, prosecutors detailed the assault; which show Isabelle and the victim as the only occupants in the train car.

WLS-TV reports:

In court Thursday, prosecutors said surveillance video from the CTA Blue Line train shows Isabelle grabbing the 41-year-old woman from behind, sexually assaulting her and robbing her around 3 p.m. Monday on a CTA Blue Line train near the Oak Park stop.

Isabelle allegedly kicked and punched the victim and pushed her head against the ground, according to NBC Chicago.

Deshawn Isabelle on train

He then allegedly stuck his hands inside the victims pants and sexually assaulted her.

Isabelle allegedly stole $2,000 and an iPhone from the victim, according to prosecutors, before he left the train and the victim alerted authorities. The woman said the reason she had so much cash on her was because she was planning on wiring it to relatives.

When questioned by police, Isabelle allegedly confessed to the crime and said he spent the $2,000 on Air Jordan jumpsuits and candy.

Isabelle’s mom, whose name was not reported, declined comment when approached by a Chicago Tribune reporter outside of the courthouse.

But she did confront Assistant State’s Attorney Joe DiBella, who spoke to reporters after Isabelle was ordered held on $1 million bond.

“Don’t talk that (expletive) about my child,” she said, according to the Tribune. “Quit talking all of that (expletive) on the (expletive) news.”

The names of minors are not typically reported unless they are charged as adults.


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