COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A 19-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department has been hit with sex abuse charges stemming from allegations that he molested two relatives, one when she was 13 and a second girl who is 3 years old.
Allen Hall, 60, faces multiple counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for incidents dating back as far as 2005, when he is accused of sexually abusing the relative, then 13, in his South Austin home, prosecutors said.
Assistant State's Attorney Maura White said Hall again abused the girl between 2007 and 2009, and that he brought her gifts in exchange for sex acts, White said.
On Oct. 23, Hall is accused of molesting a 3-year-old relative in a car parked outside a currency exchange in the 5100 block of West Madison Street, White said
Hall's attorney, Rich Blass, a retired deputy police chief from suburban Bellwood, said Hall denies the charges.
"He reputation is at stake," Blass said. "This hit him like a brick wall."
Hall, who works a night shift at the Shakespeare District police station, is on desk duty.
He is expected to post bond on a bail of $20,000 later Wednesday, and a Cook County judge ruled that Hall will be allowed to keep his gun "for work purposes" pending the outcome of the case.