Matteson father accused of beating daughter’s former flame didn’t want blood on the carpet
BY CASEY TONER firstname.lastname@example.org February 19, 2013 10:48PM
Updated: March 21, 2013 6:33AM
A Matteson man charged with kidnapping and beating his 18-year-old daughter’s former flame slipped a garbage bag under the victim’s head at one point during the attack because he was bleeding on the carpet, police said.
And, about a week after the incident, the Matteson man’s ex-wife — who faces the same charges — called the 19-year-old, told him she felt sorry for him and offered to find him a “mentor” to help him with family problems, police said. Those details of the bizarre incident that began with the 19-year-old allegedly threatening to put a nude photo of their daughter on the Internet are included in a police report obtained by the SouthtownStar.
Xenia Jaimes, 18, and her parents Dalanya Jaimes, 43, and Richard Dearman, 41, all of Matteson, all are charged with felony aggravated battery, aggravated kidnapping and armed robbery in the Jan. 15 incident, court records show.
Dalanya Jaimes was being held without bail and Dearman remained in Cook County Jail on $250,000 bail Tuesday, court records show. Bail for Xenia Jaimes was set Friday at $50,000. It was not clear Tuesday whether she had posted bond. They are next due in court Feb. 27 at the Markham courthouse.
Xenia Jaimes and the 19-year-old Richton Park man had a casual sexual relationship for five months, police said, during which Xenia danced naked for him while he took pictures. After Xenia, on a social networking site, accused the man of stealing her iPod, he threatened to release a nude picture he had taken of her, police said.
Xenia Jaimes then lured the man to the basement of the family’s Matteson home, where her mother and father planned to “take care of” the man and get his phone and delete the pictures, police said.
Xenia told police she left the room after leading the man into her basement, but returned to pick up his phone and then deleted everything in it when she couldn’t find the nude photographs.
Dearman told police he was upset about the photos and that the plan was for him and Dalanya to scare the man into deleting them. But when Dearman got home that day, he said his daughter and the man already were there.
Dearman grabbed a fireplace poker and went downstairs, where he saw the man with his shirt off, got upset and started walking toward him, police said. Dearman tossed the poker aside and punched the man in the stomach and face when the man approached him, police said.
When the man fell to the floor, Dearman jumped on top of him and punched him two or three more times in the face, causing him to bleed, police said. Dearman said he slid a garbage bag underneath the bleeding man “since he paid a lot of money” for the carpet, police said.
Dearman said he “lost it,” and began binding the man’s arms together behind his back with duct tape, then removed it when Dalanya entered the room and asked what he was doing, police said.
Dearman told police he made the man take off his pants and underwear, then pretended to take photos of him “for insurance,” according to the report.
The account from Dearman differs from the victim’s statement, which was that he entered the basement and was greeted by a group of people wearing ski masks and wielding pipes.
Dearman told police he did not feel bad for what he did and told them they would find a large blood stain on the basement carpet, garbage bags, the fireplace poker and crutches.
Police later searched the house and removed a piece of the carpet with a red-colored stain as evidence, police said.
The 19-year-old man did not report the incident until the following week. The man had been told he would be killed and his family would be harmed if he told police about what happened, police said.