A McHenry man remains held in custody after police arrested him for shaking a child and causing the child to suffer serious injuries, court documents show.
Deshawn M. Wilson, 24, of the 4500 block of Parkway Avenue in McHenry, was charged with one count of aggravated battery to a child causing great bodily harm, a Class X felony.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleges Wilson caused great bodily harm and “permanent disability and disfigurement” to a juvenile on July 17.
Wilson bounced and shook the child, who is under 13, causing bleeding on the brain, according to the complaint.
The victim also suffered bruising to their back and chest, the complaint added.
The incident was investigated by the McHenry Police Department and officers arrested him on the evening of July 18.
McHenry County Judge Tiffany Davis set the man’s bond at $100,000, meaning he would need to post $10,000 cash.
McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Tyler Mikan filed a motion to increase Wilson’s bond on Wednesday.
Mikan said in the motion that Wilson, who remains held in the McHenry County Jail, was ordered to have no contact with the mother of the victim as a condition in his case.
Wilson repeatedly contacted the mother of the victim at the hospital where the child was receiving treatment, Mikan said.
The contact caused the family of the victim “great distress,” Mikan added.
The motion requested that the court increase Wilson’s bond and revoke his phone privileges in the jail.
McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge denied the state’s attorney’s office’s request on the motion.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 12.