2 Gage Park students charged with sex assault

A Cook County judge set bail at $350,000 each for two Gage Park High School students charged with sexually assaulting a classmate with mental disabilities last week at the South Side school.According to a Chicago police report, the 15-year-old victim was lured on Feb. 20 into a band room, where Kory Lindsey, of the 6900 block of South Maplewood Avenue, coerced her to perform a sex act while Bernard Strong, of the 6700 block of South Artesian Avenue, acted as a lookout.

Prosecutors said the girl had resisted Lindsey’s advances until he threatened “he would never talk to her again.”

As other students entered the band room, Strong yelled out to warn Lindsey, according to court records. Lindsey fled, but Strong hid in a cabinet as an ROTC instructor noticed the girl getting dressed, prosecutors said. The instructor later reported what he saw to school officials.

The next day a school social worker notified the victim’s father, who took her to the hospital, prosecutors said.

Police arrested the two teens after school officials reviewed surveillance and the girl picked both out of a police lineup, prosecutors said.

The two suspects, both 18, were charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault.

In bond court today, criminal defense attorney Jack Wilk said the two suspects are seniors at Gage Park and on the wrestling team.

Strong is a self-admitted member of the Gangster Disciples, police alleged in court records. The next court date for both men was set for March 21.

A Chicago Public Schools spokesman declined to comment on the sexual assault, citing privacy and confidentiality issues.

Earlier this week, two boys, 15 and 16, were accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl at a washroom in the school at 5630 S. Rockwell Ave.

By Patrick Svitek Tribune reporter

Copyright © 2013 Chicago Tribune Company, LLC

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26 comments

    • John

      We can never really under estimate the criminal minds of teens nowadays. Every week they seem to kick it up a notch!. What' next, teens torturing elderly folks before decapitating them?

  • PATRIOT

    This is very unusual for black people commiting a crime, except for JJJ, his wife, Mel Reynolds,
    that other idiot that tried to board an airplane with a pistol in his briefcase,cook county employees,
    those 2 that shot the little girl in the back that made national news that brought MIchelle Obama
    to attend the funeral to mention a few. Why isnt Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton saying anything
    about these racial crimes? Jesse Jackson Jr should run for pope. He already has a nice hat.

    • Enrique

      Criminal rappers in Masrarati’s, pimp with his hoes, the Congressional Black Flash Mob in hoodies.

      Al Sharpton is too busy complaining about Rush Limbaugh.

  • RLT

    as usual, a bigoted white always interjects race into anything crime related. that's to be expected since Caucasians never commit any. Talk about unlimited ignorance. It was a crime committed by two stupid individuals. your comments are offensive.

  • kid1339

    Why didn't they find a woman that would give them some or find a male that would choke there chicken ?They have to take something that don't belong to them . Off with the balls!

  • kirby1414

    We're missing a few 'players' here: Where is the ever popular Rev. Jesse??? Maybe Al Sharpton??? Oh, and we can't forget the always vocal Father Pfleiger??? WHERE ARE THEY?? Comments?? Maybe some offer of help for the poor young lady that these gangsters molested???? OH! And where are all the black ministers from all the black churches???

    • PATRIOT

      Why isnt louis farrakan(not worthy of capital letters because he is a piece of trash) accusing
      white people for this. Some of us WHITE FOLK PREPPER PATRIOTS are getting sick of
      all of this kind of bullshit.

  • Joymar

    Come on, let's face the real story here. Two strong youths (both are on the wrestling team) abused a mentally impaired younger girl. Black, white, purple, green….doesn't matter what color their skin. They deserve to be punished severely! Kirby 1414 does have a point: Community leaders need to be speaking out against this crime….their silence only weakens the community.

  • millie

    Kid 1339 …Enrique…Kirby….oh go and have sex with yo daddy or yo cousin…thats yall flavor and produce
    More victums.(incest)…..yall got nerve…prejudice s.o.b. we dont do family members like yall perverts

  • piercemichelson

    If you think Lisa`s story is impressive…, a month back my dads girlfriend worked and got paid $8270 grafting a fourteen hour week from their apartment and there roomate's sister-in-law`s neighbour has been doing this for 5 months and recieved a check for over $8270 part-time on their labtop. apply the instructions from this address……….. BIT40.ℂOℳ

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  • Harry

    The only way these two losers can have a woman is either rape or pay for it. I'm sure they don't have jobs or money. These two losers will be the newest members on the sex offenders list.

  • Alan

    Another reason we need the death penalty. To take advantage of someone that can' t take care of their self is one of the lowest crimes you can commit. There's no rehabilitation for that kind of mentality and actions.

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