Man accused of beating girl, 9, sought

August 25, 2009 7:27:33 AM PDT
Will County investigators are asking for the public's help to find a man accused of beating a 9-year-old girl.Booker Terry, 40, of Beecher, was charged August 18 with aggravated battery.

The Will County state's attorney says Terry hit the girl, causing severe head injuries. She remained in the hospital at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn as of Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information on Terry's whereabouts is asked to call police.

Terry faces up to 30 years in prison if he's convicted. Police believe he's still in the area and may be on Chicago's South Side.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.