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Two inmates charged with sex assault of female inmate in court lockup
By chicago.suntimes.com
Published: 06/16/2017

Two Cook County Jail inmates have been charged with sexually assaulting a female detainee in a lock-up area at the courthouse in south suburban Markham last month.

Hamidullah Tribble, 21; and Nelson Drake, 23, were both charged Thursday with sexually assaulting a 52-year-old female inmate on May 2 in a holding area for prisoners outside a courtroom at the Cook County Courthouse at 16501 Kedzie Ave. in Markham, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

Following an apparent breach of protocol, the Sheriff’s Department asked State’s Attorney Kim Foxx in May to investigate how a female detainee wound up in a cell with two male inmates before an encounter that was possibly sexual in nature, the Chicago Sun-Times previously reported. Among other things, Foxx was tasked with investigating the inmates’ opposing claims about the incident.

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