Names, Private Information Of Child Sex Crime Victims Were Illegally Made Public In Cook County Court Records

Samah Assad, Christopher Hacker, and Brad Edwards report:

Cook County officials left the personal information of child sex crime victims in public court records, violating a state law that requires those details be kept hidden. 

The person charged with protecting those victims’ privacy in the records, Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown, refused to restrict access to them for more than a month after being told about the problem. 

The informationwhich CBS 2 found in numerous cases, is sensitive: full names, home addresses, phone numbers, and other details for children as young as 5 years old who were sexually assaulted. 

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