Matteson, IL – Xenia Jaimes and her parents are facing a slew of very serious charges after police say they kidnapped and beat Xenia’s former boyfriend after he threatened to post nude images of the 18-year-old.
According to court records, the 19-year-old victim was having a casual sexual relationship with 18-year-old Xenia Jaimes. At some point during their relationship, Xenia stripped during a video chat and allowed the victim to photograph her nude with his cell phone.
Things between the two turned sour after Xenia went to a social networking website and accused the victim of stealing her iPad. The teen claims he had taken the device by mistake and had immediately returned it. When he discovered her online accusation, he threatened to post some of the nude photographs of Xenia he had if she didn’t call him to talk about the alleged theft.
On Jan 15, Xenia texted the victim and told him to come to her family’s house so they could talk. Once the teen arrived at the home, Xenia led him down to the basement where he was ambushed by five people wearing ski masks and holding metal pipes and, in the case of one of the masked individuals, a walking crutch.
The group then proceeded to deliver a beatdown on the teen and bound wrists and ankles with duct tape after he fell to the ground. The teen was left with an eye swollen shut, a bruised temple and a swollen face. His attackers also took the teen’s shoes, diamond earrings and his phone before demanding to know how to delete the nude pictures of Xenia. When the victim told them he’d already deleted the photos, someone punched him in the face.
Eventually, two of the attackers identified themselves as Xenia’s parents, 43-year-old Dalanya Jaimes and 41-year-old Richard Dearman, 41. Dearman told the victim he was going to let him live because he didn’t feel like driving to the Mississippi River, although he would kill him “If he tried anything.”
The victim says he complied with everything his attackers told him to do, all in an effort to win their trust and get out of the house. “I was thinking, ‘How did I get myself into this situation?’ ” he said. “It was shocking but it wasn’t anything that I lost my handle on, and I didn’t lose my focus on getting out of there.”
He said he gained their compassion and trust by telling them he worked hard, did not have any nude photographs of Xenia, and that he would not rat them out for beating him. He said he told them he would just say he was mugged after leaving work. “Really, I talked my way out,” the teen said. “I created a sympathy story so they could feel sorry for me and let me go.”
Believing that they were on common ground with their victim, and he was not going to tell on them, Jaimes and Dearman removed his blindfold and then took him upstairs where Dalanya Jaimes gave him an ice pack for his facial injuries, removed the duct tape with baby oil and applied ointment to scratches on his arms.
But before they would let him leave, Dearman allegedly ordered the teen to remove his pants and underwear, and then photographed him sitting on a couch half-naked for insurance purposes. He was then given a pair of women’s shoes to wear, because someone had stolen his, and was allowed to drive away.
When he got home, he kept true to his promise and told his parents he had been robbed after leaving work. He was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries and did not report the true incident until Jan 22. He said he waited because he was afraid for his life and the life of his family. Dearman had allegedly told him, before he was allowed to leave the home, that “this better not come back to us” because “he knew a lot of people.”
Xenia Jaimes, Dalanya Jaimes, and Richard Dearman, were charged with felony aggravated battery, aggravated kidnapping and armed robbery, according to court records. Bail was set at $50,000 for Xenia, $100,000 for Dalanya, and $250,000 for Dearman. They are due back in court on Feb. 27 and police said additional charges were pending.Tags: Beating, Dalanya Jaimes, Illinois, Kidnapping, Richard Dearman, sexting, teens, Xenia Jaimes