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Off-duty Cook County prosecutor accused of biting man’s leg outside lingerie shop

Updated: October 26, 2012 2:14PM

An off-duty Cook County prosecutor allegedly bit a man in the leg during a scuffle outside a lingerie shop over the weekend, and she was charged with misdemeanor battery and trespassing, authorities said Monday.

Sarah Naughton, 31, of Chicago, will be placed on administrative duty and won’t be allowed to litigate while her case is pending, said Sally Daly, a spokeswoman for the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

Naughton and Bradley Gould, 31, were in Taboo Tabou at 854 W. Belmont at 7:25 p.m. Saturday, police said. Witnesses said they appeared intoxicated and were causing a disturbance, police said.

They were asked to leave and were on the sidewalk outside the store when Gould allegedly shoved the manager of the next-door store, the Blue Havana cigar lounge. Then, Naughton allegedly bit the Blue Havana manager in the leg, breaking the skin.

Mark Thomas, owner of both stores, said his employees told him Naughton pulled out a badge while she was in Taboo Tabou and said, “You can’t do this to me. Do you know who I am?”

A store employee took the Blue Havana manager to a hospital, where he was treated and released. Gould and Naughton also sought medical attention for unspecified injuries, police said.

They were charged with misdemeanor battery and criminal trespassing, and released on recognizance bonds. The state’s attorney’s office is conducting an internal investigation, Daly said.

Naughton has been an employee of the state’s attorney’s office for eight years. Earlier this month, she won the conviction of Dawn Hamill, the owner of a southwest suburban animal-rescue facility, on animal-abuse charges.

Naughton and Gould could not be reached for comment.

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