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Man allegedly broke into North Chicago home, abducted child

Adoniel D. Hoskins, 23, of Bellwood.

A man from Bellwood was arrested after he allegedly broke into a home in North Chicago and abducted a child who he claims to be the father of, court documents said.

Adoniel D. Hoskins, 23, of the 500 block of 25th Avenue in Bellwood, was charged with residential burglary, a Class 1 felony, and child abduction, a Class 4 felony.

The incident occurred around 11:55 a.m. on May 19 in the 0-100 block of Prairie View Court in North Chicago, according to a criminal complaint filed in Lake County Circuit Court.

Hoskins allegedly unlawfully entered a woman’s apartment with the intent to commit a felony, the complaint said.

Hoskins allegedly took a child from the residence without the consent of the mother.

Hoskins is the putative father of the child, the complaint said. A putative father is someone who claims to be the father of a child but is not the legal father.

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Officers with the North Chicago Police Department arrested Hoskins shortly after the incident.

On Thursday, Lake County Judge Paul Novak ordered Hoskins held in the Lake County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

Hoskins, who would need to post $25,000 cash in order to be released, is scheduled to appear in court again on June 9 for a preliminary hearing.