Teen involved in child abduction charged with hitting kids’ father
By Matt Hanley firstname.lastname@example.org August 20, 2012 6:22PM
Updated: November 30, 2012 11:05AM
AURORA — A Cicero teenager, who was previously involved in a child abduction, has been charged with hitting the children’s father in Aurora.
Destiny Gruba, 17, of the 2500 block of South 59th Street, Cicero, was charged with felony trespass to residence and misdemeanor battery early Friday morning in the 200 block of Plum Street, police said.
In February, Laureth May, 29, of the Plum Street address, left her home after an argument with her fiance. May took her three young sons — all younger than 5 — with her and went to pick up Gruba, police said. May was a former teacher and Gruba was a student at Acacia Academy in LaGrange Highlands, in unincorporated western Cook County. May, Gruba and the children were found in Florida about a month later.
At 1:51 a.m. Friday, police were called to the home on Plum Street to investigate a fight. According to police, Gruba ran into the house through the front door and began hitting the children’s father. Police could not say why Gruba attacked the man, other than calling it a domestic situation.
The children’s father declined comment on the incident.
Previously, Cicero police said their investigation found May engaged in sexual relations with an under-age female student — whom police would not identify — while she was employed at Acacia Academy. She began teaching the student, who was then 16, in September 2011, police said, and the relationship turned sexual in December.
May was charged with kidnapping and criminal sexual assault by the Cook County state’s attorney. Police said May gave a full account of the events surrounding the multi-state travels with her three sons and Gruba, as well as details of the relationship between her and a student.
May’s abduction charges are still pending in Cook County.