33-year-old Antoinette Perkins, of Chicago, has been indicted on charges of custodial sexual misconduct and official misconduct. Perkins is a former St. Charles Illinois Youth Center juvenile justice specialist. Kane County Prosecutors say Perkins engaged in sexual conduct with a resident at the youth center in October of last year. Perkins resigned in November.
In a court hearing, a judge agreed to lower Perkins' bond so that she can remain free while awaiting trial. As part of her bond, Perkins has promised to reappear in court and have not contact with the victim. Perkins is due back in court in May.
The Illinois Department of Corrections investigated the case.