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Man GOES OFF On Judge For Setting His Bond So High, So Judge Revokes Bond

By Erica Demarest | August 23, 2016 4:10pm | Updated on August 23, 2016 5:38pm
 Rico Walker, 18, cursed out a Cook County judge and ended up being held without bond.
Rico Walker, 18, cursed out a Cook County judge and ended up being held without bond.
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COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — It's never a good idea to curse at a judge. Especially one setting your bail amount.

That's a lesson Rico Walker, 18, learned the hard way Tuesday when he called Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. a "f---ing b---- a--" for setting bail at $5 million.

The judge immediately revoked his bail after that comment.

Walker, who is accused of trying to rape his girlfriend's friend, hurled the expletives at Bourgeois as deputies escorted Walker out of a courtroom Tuesday in the Leighton Criminal Courthouse, 2600 S. California Ave.

The judge heard it — and immediately asked deputies to bring back Walker. Bourgeois then ordered Walker held without bail since the man "has no control."

According to prosecutors, Walker tried to rape a 20-year-old woman about 6 a.m. July 4 in the 900 block of West 115th Street. The woman was sleeping in Walker's girlfriend's bed after an evening out with friends, and Walker repeatedly made advances while demanding sex, prosecutors said.

When the woman refused to comply, Walker punched the woman, ripped off most of her clothing and threatened to kill her, Assistant State's Attorney Holly Grosshans said during a bond hearing Tuesday.

The victim eventually got away from Walker and ran to a neighbor's house, half-naked, to seek help, prosecutors said.

Bourgeois called the allegations "vicious."

Walker, of the 9800 block of South Parnell Avenue, is charged with home invasion and attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault.

He was the first of two suspects to curse at Judge Bourgeois on Tuesday.

Kentrell Pledger, 29, would appear later in the call on charges of shooting at Chicago Police officers. Pledger shouted that he should've "smoked" the officers before calling Bourgeois, an African-American man, "white": "You ain't black. You're white, b----."

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