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Crime & Courts

DeKalb mother accused of collecting prostitution money from son

SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County judge has ordered that a woman accused of collecting money her son earned as a prostitute be released on her signature.

Stephanie L. Chapman, 48, of the 600 block of Russell Road, has been charged with promoting juvenile prostitution, which Chief Judge Robbin Stuckert said during a bond hearing Friday is punishable by four to 15 years in prison.

The child met with 10 adult men between June and October to perform sexual acts, according to court records. Police were notified of the acts Wednesday, the records show. They show that the child had started soliciting himself, but once Chapman learned of that, she demanded she get a cut of the payment.

The child’s godfather, who was in court during a bond hearing Friday afternoon, said the child can live with him, which Stuckert approved. She also ruled that Chapman have no contact with her other two children, on the request of Assistant State’s Attorney Suzanne Collins.

Chapman also has been placed on electronic home monitoring. She’s due back in court at 9 a.m. Dec. 7.

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