Charleston, IL. (ECWd) -
Yesterday, a Motion To Dismiss Based On Prosecutorial Misconduct was filed in a Coles County DUI case.
Attorney Todd Reardon filed this Motion in a case involving his client as Defendant and Coles County Assistant State's Attorney Brady Allen as a prosecutor in the case.
In the Motion and Affidavits, it is alleged:
- that ASA Brady Allen sought to advance his own sexual desires with Defendant by communicating with her, all while knowing she was represented by an attorney, and without her attorney's consent or knowledge
- that ASA Allen communicated a corresponding sex request to Defendant
- that in his quest for a sexual liaison with defendant, he pretended to take an interest in Defendant's case outcome
- that during the pendency of the case, ASA Allen communicated on multiple occasions requests for sexual favors and pornographic material from Defendant in exchange for favorable treatment of her criminal cases
- that Defendant kept asking for pornographic photos from Defendant and that she eventually provided one to ASA Allen
- that ASA Allen stated he would advise her on her DUI cases while he was having sex with her
- that ASA Allen told her to ignore her attorney's advise and take the plea deal offered by the Coles County State's Attorney's office
- that other Defendants have had similar communications with ASA Allen with similar promises of reduced charges
- that ASA Allen told Defendant that the Coles County State's Attorney's office had a policy that the contact between prosecutors and Defendants were permissible as long as the relationship did not get serious
- that one communication, in the courtroom, while Prosecuting Defendant's case, ASA Allen communicated to Defendant that "we can discuss your situation while you ride my c**k ;) Or I can give advice while your mouth is full"
Coles State's Attorney Jessie Danley responded to our request for comment by stating that he that he was unaware of the allegations but would look into it, and that he would seek an outside agency to review/investigate the allegations.
Assistant State's Attorney Brady Allen did not respond to requests for comment as of this publication.
Read the Motion below (certain names were redacted by us prior to publishing):