Glenview Rape Suspect Released on Home Monitoring
After allegedly giving a 13-year-old victim herpes, Allen Giron will be allowed to return to school and live at home while the case is pending.
After Allen Giron was charged with felony criminal sexual assault Jan. 13 for allegedly having sexual encounters with a 13-year-old girl who then contracted herpes, a judge reduced his bond from $100,000 to $50,000 yesterday at the Skokie branch of Cook County Criminal Court.
Giron was released from Cook County jail Monday, but will be electronically monitored by an ankle bracelet. The Glenbrook South senior will be allowed to travel back and forth from his Michael Todd Terrace home to school, according to his attorney, Steven Goldman.
“If he wants to go to work or to church he must get permission from the sheriff’s office,” said Goldman. “If he is not allowed, I have to come back [to court] to get permission.”
If Giron can meet the $5,000 monetary conditions of the reduced bond, the electronic monitoring would be removed along with its restrictions. Under the original terms of bail, $10,000 cash was necessary. Goldman told the court neither Giron nor his family could meet the financial requirements.
Goldman, who filed a motion Jan. 18 to modify the terms of the original $100,000 bond to allow home monitoring so Giron could return to school, argued his client had no criminal record, was not a threat to the community and needed to complete high school.
“This is not the typical case where he lured girls to his home," Goldman argued before Cook County Circuit Judge Larry Axelrood. "They met on Facebook. This is going to be difficult enough for him but it will be worse with no high school degree.”
Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Akuch Vyas countered, and said that meeting an underage girl on Facebook—a 13-year old Des Plaines girl—and having a sexual encounter is a serious matter and suggested the bond was already low.
“That’s exactly what happened; [Giron] lured [the victim] to his home,” said Vyas, also telling the Court there were two alleged sexual encounters. “He does not have an adult [criminal] record but has a juvenile record for battery.”
As a result of Giron’s sexual interactions with the girl, she has contracted herpes, according to a Jan. 16 press release from Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart.
Police were originally notified by the victim’s sister, who told police that there were “at least two sexual encounters” with Giron and that the victim had recently been diagnosed by a doctor. No mention of herpes was made in court.
In other court action in the case, Vyas told the judge there would be no preliminary hearing to determine probable cause. Vyas also said that the case had been submitted to the Cook County Grand Jury and he expected an indictment, which may be announced at the next court hearing in Skokie at 9 a.m., Feb. 16.