Bail was set at $25,000 on Thursday for a Mokena woman accused of beating a 10-year-old boy with a belt, sending him to the hospital later with bruises and welts on his face and back.
Korie Kellogg, 30, of the 11200 block of Pin Oak Circle was charged with one count of aggravated battery, a Class 3 felony carrying a possible sentence of two to five years in jail.
Prosecutors allege that on Tuesday, inside her home, Kellogg swung a belt at the boy between 15 and 20 times.
The felony charge was filed after the boy told school teachers, when they asked about the marks on his body, that he had been “whooped," prosecutors said. He was later taken to the hospital to be examined.
“That’s not an accurate story,” Kellogg said of the prosecutor's allegations, though she did not have an opportunity to expound.
Kellogg—once the wife of former Thornwood High School basketball phenom Eddy Curry, who was drafted right out of high school in 2001 by the Chicago Bulls—appeared in Judge Marzell Richardson’s courtroom on Thursday afternoon by video.
One member of Kellogg’s family told Richardson that she would be helping to care for the boy while the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services prepared a social worker to review the case.
Three members of Kellogg’s family present in court declined to speak with a reporter. could not be reached for additional information.
Pretrial hearings are scheduled to begin April 25.
Kellogg was married to Curry on Valentine's Day 2001. Curry filed for divorce in August of that same year, right after the NBA draft. She is the mother of Curry's first son.