Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cops questioning man in Chatham sexual assault

Chicago Breaking News (from the Chicago Tribune) reports another story of serious crime in our area:
Chicago police were questioning a man following a sexual assault on a woman this morning in the city's Chatham neighborhood.

The 23-year-old woman was attacked at about 12:15 a.m. in the 200 block of East 87th Street, according to authorities.

Early reports indicate that the attacker first attempted to rob the woman at gunpoint before sexually assaulting her then fleeing on foot, police said. The woman's husband called 911 to the assault.

Officers in the area quickly took the man into custody and were questioning him at Area South headquarters, said Officer Ron Gaines, a police spokesman.

The woman was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital for treatment, authorities said.

This morning's assault is about a mile north of where a woman was sexually assaulted in Abbott Park while waiting at a bus stop late last week. Police issued a community alert and a composite photo of the attacker.

Police weren't saying whether they were questioning the man in custody about Saturday's attack.
Cops questioning man in Chatham sexual assault

Please be careful out there. Walk in groups (especially at night) and report suspicious activity.

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