An embattled Chicago police officer facing accusations that he inappropriately touched women while on duty in recent years has been released from custody after spending a week in Cook County Jail.
Police officer Corey Deanes had been unable to come up with the $20,000 needed to be released on bond after his initial hearing May 8 at the Leighton Criminal Court Building.
At his next-scheduled hearing, which was Wednesday morning, Judge Susana Ortiz ordered his bond reduced to $7,500, and he was released from custody after posting the amount later in the day, records show. Deanes was also ordered onto electronic monitoring while his case continues.
Deanes faces three felony counts of official misconduct and one felony count of aggravated battery in a public place and is accused of making “inappropriate physical contact” with three women on separate occasions between Aug. 28, 2017, and July 13, 2018, according to police.
All three incidents occurred while Deanes was making a traffic stop or responding to a call for service, authorities said.
Deanes was accused of touching one woman on her buttocks after pulling her car over on Aug. 28, 2017 in Park West, Cook County prosecutors said. He allegedly also commented on her body during the traffic stop and threatened her with a ticket if she didn’t give him her phone number.
On July 1, 2018, Deanes responded to a call about a homeless person sitting on a woman’s doorstep in Lake View East. When the woman returned to her home, she found the homeless person gone but Deanes still there, prosecutors said. He allegedly commented on her appearance, grabbed her wrist put his finger into the pocket of her shorts.
A little over a week later, Deanes saw a 22-year-old woman walking home in Lincoln Park and stopped her, called her a “pretty little thing” and asked why she was walking alone, prosecutors said. He also hugged her and asked her out on a date.
Deanes next hearing is scheduled for June 13, according to court records.