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Crime & Courts

DeKalb man charged with burglary, criminal sex abuse

Leonard M. Woodson, 33, DeKalb
Leonard M. Woodson, 33, DeKalb

SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man is being held in DeKalb County Jail on a $75,000 bond after witnesses said he groped a sleeping woman.

Leonard M. Woodson, 33, of the 900 block of Crane Drive, was charged with criminal sexual abuse, burglary and criminal trespass to a vehicle at 1:43 a.m. Sunday. If convicted of the most serious charge of burglary, he could face up to five years in prison.

One witness said Woodson left the victim in his car in the 1000 block of Regent Drive while she was intoxicated and sleeping, according to court documents. The witness said he saw Woodson approach the car, open the door and put his hand down the victim’s shirt, police reported.

The witness said he confronted Woodson, who apologized, and then the witness followed Woodson while he called DeKalb police, according to court documents. Police reported that two other witnesses confirmed what he first witness said.

First Assistant State’s Attorney Stephanie Klein requested $100,000 bond for Woodson. Woodson said he would be able to come up with a couple of hundred of dollars for bail.

Judge Phillip Montgomery, noting that Woodson has two prior felony convictions and nine prior misdemeanor convictions, set bond at $75,000. Woodson would need $7,500 to get out of jail. If he does, Montgomery ordered he be placed on pretrial supervision and electronic home monitoring.

His next court date is at 9 a.m. Sept. 13

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