Court Watch: Area Doctor Facing More Sex Charges

A Chicago man was sentenced Friday for his role in robbing a dead man's home and other court news.

The Southland's major criminal and civil cases heard in Cook County and Will County courts this week.

Cook County


Dr. Rajat Prakash, 46, of Oak Brook is facing a second accusation of fondling a patient. Following a misdemeanor battery charge that he had fondled a 32-year-old woman with , Oak Lawn police said another woman came forward a few days after the charge were filed on Feb. 15.

The second accuser said he touched her private areas without her consent when they met to discuss her medical information. A civil case against the doctor is also in the works. He will be back in court on May 17.

Will County


David R. Reed, 23, of Chicago was sentenced Friday morning after pleading guilty to residential burglary. Authorities accused him of stealing from a murdered man's home whose body was decomposing in one of the rooms.

Reed and a second man charged with residential burglary in the same incident, John H. White, 21, also of Chicago, testified in February that they did not know the man had been killed . White is scheduled for sentencing on Friday.

We'll update next week with the results of the hearing.

On the Docket Next Week


Steven Sly, accused of having sex with a minor


Brandon Bergthold, accused of trying to buy sex with minors


Rajat Prakash, Christ Hospital doctor accused of fondling a patient


Michael Angel, accused a second time of coaching softball on school grounds without permission

Rodney Julun, charged with first-degree murder

John White, sentencing on charge of residential burglary


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