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27-Year-Old Man Accused of Breaking Down Door to Rape 4-Year-Old Girl

The Blue Island man chased the girl into her Calumet Park home on April 6. A judge ordered that he be held without bail.

Demetrio Campbell, 27, of Blue Island
Demetrio Campbell, 27, of Blue Island

A Blue Island man accused of breaking down a door to get into a Calumet Park home to rape a 4-year-old girl is behind bars today, held without bail.

Police found Demetrio Campbell, 27, a two-time felon, sitting in the closet of the girl's home and smoking a cigarette.

Campbell was across the street from the girl's home on April 6 when he spotted her outside playing with her older sister, reports the Chicago Tribune. He tried to lure the girls to him, according to prosecutors, but they ran into the house.

Campbell followed them and banged on the door, then kicked it in, prosecutors said. Campbell ordered adults in the home to leave and then took the 4-year-old into a bedroom, where he put her on the bed and raped her, according to the Cook County State's Attorney's office. One person in the home, meanwhile, called police.

Campbell has convictions for residential burglary and aggravated robbery.

He's now charged with predatory criminal sexual assault and home invasion, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. A judge on Wednesday ordered him held without bail.

His grandfather, Charles Campbell, told the Sun-Times that Campbell suffers from mental problems and was taken away from his mother when he was 8 years old. He was raised in various foster homes.

“His mind is not too good. ... He just talks crazy,” Charles Campbell told the paper.

comic relief April 24, 2014 at 05:17 PM
the sad part about this is he will be not to life in prison he will be released into the public to RAPE another child
Just Me April 30, 2014 at 09:58 AM
WAIT! WHAT?!?! There were other adults that did not stop him from taking this little girl into another room!?!?! This predator is not alone in his mental incapability!!!! I don't get it....
Burt May 01, 2014 at 11:55 AM
Once again this was probably due to housing discrimination.
lfccd May 01, 2014 at 02:00 PM
This guy should never be let out of custody, but you know he will... then he will do something even more haneous and there will be all kinds of reports about how they "knew he was unfit to be in society". When are the laws going to protect the victims?
Dr G June 16, 2014 at 11:48 PM
Someone lynch this shine

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