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.