COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A man and his girlfriend beat an 11-year-old girl with an electrical cord in their Auburn Gresham home after the man found the girl ate all his ice cream, prosecutors said.
Pierre Scarbrough, 41, and girlfriend Faith Alston, 37, were charged with felony aggravated battery of a child and misdemeanor domestic battery.
After Scarbrough found out the girl had eaten all his ice cream, he and Alston decided they'd beat her with an electrical cord as soon as she returned from school, Assistant State's Attorney Heather Kent said in court Sunday. The girl is a relative of Scarbrough.
The couple made good on their plans after the 11-year-old came back from school, Kent said. Scarbrough struck her with an electrical cord about 12 times while Alston held her down inside their home in the 8000 block of South Loomis Boulevard that Thursday night, Kent said.
A dean at the school noticed the girl's injuries the next day, and she was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital, according to prosecutors and court documents.
Kent said the girl suffered bruising, swelling, redness and lacerations.
Scarbrough and Alston admitted to beating the girl after they were arrested Friday, Kent said. According to police records, Scarbrough said "Yeah, I beat that lil b---- a-- with an ironing cord. She stole from me."
Scarbrough's record includes a misdemeanor domestic battery conviction in 2007, Kent said. He also was convicted of felony aggravated batteries twice in the 1990s, prosecutors said.
Judge Donald Panarese Jr. ordered the couple held on $200,000 bail.