In re Brandon P.

Illinois Supreme Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2014 IL 116653
Decision Date: 
May 22, 2014
District: 
4th Dist.
Division/County: 
Vermilion Co.
Justice: 
THOMAS
Holding: 
Appellate court affirmed.
Respondent minor, age 14 at time of incident, was charged by petition for adjudication of wardship alleging sexual conduct against his then 3-year-old cousin. Improperly admitted testimony of detective about statement made by victim was harmless error, as it was cumulative of properly admitted evidence, and did not contributed to Respondent minor's adjudication of guilt. Properly admitted evidence overwhelmingly supported Respondent's adjudication.(GARMAN, FREEMAN, KILBRIDE, KARMEIER, BURKE, and THEIS, concurring.)