A judge denied prosecutors’ request to increase bond for a McHenry man charged with shaking a young child, causing the child to suffer serious injuries.
Deshawn M. Wilson, 25, of the 4500 block of Parkway Avenue in McHenry, was charged in July 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 alleged 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 to their 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.
Wilson has been held in the McHenry County Jail since his arrest.
McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Tyler Mikan filed a motion to increase Wilson’s bond in July.
Mikan said in the motion that Wilson 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.
Wilson’s public defender then filed a motion to decrease the man’s bond. That request has since been denied.
Coppedge also on Monday denied prosecutors’ second request to increase his bond.
Court documents indicated that the discovery process of the case is still ongoing.
A status of trial date hearing is scheduled for December 27.
Wilson would need to post $10,000 cash in order to be released from the jail.