DuPage County, IL – A Naperville woman, Jennifer Kouchoukos, has been denied pre-trial release in a case involving the alleged stabbing of two young girls. The decision was announced by DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin and Lisle Chief of Police Kevin Licko. Judge Joshua Dieden ruled against the release of Kouchoukos, 51, who faces multiple felony charges for the November 17, 2023, incident.
According to the authorities, Lisle police responded to a report of a suicide attempt at a Matson Lane residence. Upon arrival, they found two children, aged four and one, severely injured and covered in blood. Kouchoukos, the babysitter, was discovered in a similar state. The children received immediate medical attention and were later transferred to Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Kouchoukos was hospitalized and subsequently arrested following her release.
This case, as Berlin remarks, is “extremely disturbing,” with efforts being commended from the Lisle Police Department and the DuPage County Children’s Advocacy Center. Chief Licko praised his officers for their quick response and professionalism in a challenging situation. The incident has led to the filing of a motion for a psychiatric evaluation of Kouchoukos.
Kouchoukos’ next court appearance is scheduled for January 12, 2024, in front of Judge Brian Telander. It’s important to remember that these charges are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.