COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A partner in a prominent Chicago law firm and his nephew have been charged with sexually assaulting an 18-year-old man while he was blacking out, prosecutors said Friday.
Stanley Stallworth, 50, a partner in Sidley Austin, and Therrie Miller, 22, were charged with sexually assaulting the man a day after Miller met him at a South Holland barber shop.
Miller and the victim were exchanging text messages on Nov. 28 when Miller invited him over to hang out at his uncle's house in the 3300 block of South Calumet Avenue, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Elizabeth Dibler said.
Miller mixed a few drinks, and he and his uncle convinced the man to down about 1 ½ cocktails, Dibler said. He allegedly blacked out and woke up in Stallworth's bathroom.
The victim threw up and then blacked out again, Dibler said. He awoke to find Miller allegedly performing oral sex on him. The man tried to fight Miller off, prosecutors said.
As the man continued to struggle, Stallworth began performing oral sex on him, White said.
The victim blacked out again, and woke up with no clothes on the following morning, Dibler said.
Miller allegedly drove the man home. The victim told his mother what happened and went to St. Margaret Hospital, where a rape kit was performed.
Cook County Judge Israel Desierto ordered Miller and Stallworth each held on $150,000 bond Friday.
Sidley Austin issued a statement later Friday saying "we understand that Stan ... intends to vigorously contest those allegations.
The statement said "while the charges do not relate to the Firm or the practice of law, Stan has requested and has been granted leave from the Firm to devote his full attention to addressing these charges."
According to Stallworth's online LinkedIn profile, he is a partner at the firm's real estate division.