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Berwyn woman agrees to probation following sexual conduct with juvenile

A Berwyn woman has agreed to a sentence of 30 months of probation for engaging in sexual conduct with a resident at the llinois Youth Center–St. Charles.

Antoinette Perkins, 33, must complete 100 hours of community service by Jan. 15, 2024, and she forfeits any future government employment. Additionally, she is to have no contact with the former Illinois Youth Center inmate, according to a Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news release.

In October 2020, Perkins engaged in sexual conduct with a resident at Illinois Youth Center–St. Charles. Perkins was an IYC juvenile justice specialist at the time. She resigned from the Illinois Department of Corrections in November 2020, according to the release.

“Ms. Perkins was in a position of trust over this 18-year-old IYC inmate,” Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser said in the release. “Her criminal actions are magnified because so many IYC inmates are from at-risk situations. They should be able to trust those who are there to look out for their best interests. Instead, Ms. Perkins betrayed the trust of the inmate she took advantage of, along with the community.

“A conviction for official misconduct means she can no longer be employed by the government in any capacity. My thanks to Investigator Jimmy Sullivan of the Illinois Department of Correction on his investigation that resulted in these charges along with the cooperative of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice to see that justice is done in this case.”