CHICAGO — A man was charged with sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl during an online e-learning session, according to police.
Catrell Walls, 18, was charged with predatory criminal sexual assault. Police said he was seen in an online forum “involved in a sexual act” with the child around 1:30 p.m. Thursday at a home on the 200 block of East 89th Place. He was taken into custody that same day.
The 7-year-old girl was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital.
According to court documents, Walls was denied bond and admitted to police that he sexually assaulted the girl.
At around 1 p.m., the girl, a first grader, was on a break period, but reportedly left her camera on. A few minutes later, the teacher heard two students say, “what’s going on? what’s happening?,” court documents state.
The teacher told the others students to log off and observed Walls forcing the 7-year-old girl into oral sex, according to court documents.
Authorities said Walls admitted to the incident and repeatedly said “I don’t know why” and “I’m sorry, I’m sorry.”
The Department of Children and Family Services is investigating.
Walls next court date is scheduled for Monday.