Girl Sexually Assaulted In Northwest Side Thrift Store

A girl was sexually assaulted Monday evening (September 5, 2016) inside an Albany Park (Chicago’s Northwest Side) thrift store.

According to Chicago Police, the sexual attack happened inside the Village Discount Outlet thrift store at Lawrence Avenue and Spalding Avenue at approximately 7:00 p.m.

At that time, a man grabbed a girl and sexually assaulted her within the store.

An excerpt from the September 7, 2016 wgntv.com article (with video) titled “Man sexually assaults young girl on Chicago’s Northwest Side“:

The suspect is described by police as a white Hispanic man between the ages of 25 and 40 years. He was seen wearing a gray T-shirt with a white circle on it and gray cargo shorts.

Anyone with information about this incident should call detectives at 312-492-3810. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to tipsoft.com.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this sexual assault can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the wgntv.com article mentioned above, as well as the September 7 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “Girl Sexually Assaulted In Albany Park Thrift Store.”

Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against School District And Bus Company

There has been a lawsuit filed against Indian Prairie School District 204 and the First Student bus company with regard to alleged “inappropriate touching” and fondling of a girl by a male middle school student.  The lawsuit is asking for $3 million from the defendants, as well as the $20,000 from the boy’s parents.

An excerpt from the Naperville Patch article of August 22, 2016, titled “Parents Claim Naperville Daughter was Sexually Assaulted on School Bus:  Report“:

The lawsuit, filed by the girl’s parents, says the girl was fondled on the bus May 18, 2015, while on her way to an after-school activity. The girl reportedly told the boy to stop, but he then spit on her and “used his backpack to hit her in the head several times,” according to the report.

The lawsuit claims the district violated the federal Title IX law “because the district failed to properly investigate the mother’s report, as well as 12 other alleged sexual harassment reports from other students,” according to the report. The district is also accused of failing to protect the girl.

According to this article as well as the Daily Herald article of August 19, 2016, titled “Lawsuit says Dist. 204 failed to protect student from sexual assaults,” the girl’s mother had previously alerted the school of the boy’s inappropriate touching of the girl.  An excerpt from the Daily Herald article:

Just two months earlier, according to an email attached to the lawsuit, the girl’s mother contacted district officials and said her daughter was complaining about the boy touching her private areas.

“This is an inappropriate behavior and it has to stop,” the mother wrote.

Additional details regarding this sexual assault lawsuit can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Naperville Patch and Daily Herald articles mentioned above.

Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Chicago Area Hospital

There has been a sexual assault lawsuit filed against Riveredge Hospital in Forest Park over an alleged sexual assault of a patient in 2015.  The lawsuit has been filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County.

The lawsuit claims that the patient, a 16-year-old boy, was sexually assaulted (“violently sexually assaulted,” as seen in the lawsuit) by another patient on March 11, 2015.

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of August 18, 2016, titled “Suit:  16-year-old boy sexually assaulted at Riveredge Hospital“:

The suit alleges that the hospital did not properly screen or supervise the patient assigned to share a secured room with the boy. It also alleges the hospital did not inform the family of the patient’s history of violent behavior and failed to care for the boy after becoming aware of the violent sexual assault.

The lawsuit claims negligence on the part of the hospital and seeks more than $500,000.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago-area sexual assault lawsuit can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above, as well as the August 19 wgntv.com article of August 19 titled “Boy, 16, sexually assaulted by patient at Forest Park hospital:  lawsuit.”

Man Charged In Relation To Child Luring Incident In Elgin

There was an attempted child luring incident in Elgin on July 19, 2016, and a man has been charged in relation to the incident.

According to Elgin Police, the alleged child luring happened on July 19 in the vicinity of Walnut Avenue and Elm Street.

An excerpt from the August 6, 2016 Daily Herald article titled “Elgin man charged with attempting to lure a child“:

About 8:40 a.m. July 19, the girl walked past a parked vehicle occupied by an adult male she didn’t know. The occupant attempted to initiate a conversation. She ignored the man and continued to walk. The subject followed her in his vehicle and continued to offer her a ride, which she refused. The subject then left the area.

A suspect was later identified by an Elgin Police officer, based off a description of the suspect’s vehicle provided by the victim.

The man charged in relation to the alleged child luring incident was identified as Baltazar Pu, 25, of Elgin.

An excerpt from the August 6 Courier-News article, titled “Man arrested after trying to lure teen girl into car, police say“:

Baltazar Pu, of the 500 block of West Highland Avenue, was taken into custody Friday and charged with felony child abduction (luring or attempted to lure a child), a Class 4 felony…

Additional details regarding this alleged child luring attempt can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald and Courier-News articles mentioned above.

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Additional posts concerning actual and attempted Chicago-area child abductions can be seen in the “Attempted Child Abductions” category.

Child Luring Attempt In Glencoe

There was a child luring attempt made in Glencoe on Monday afternoon (July 25, 2016).  According to officials, this child luring attempt happened at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Euclid Avenue.

The incident involved a man in a SUV approaching two girls near Euclid Avenue and Scott Avenue, which is shown below:

Initially, the man pulled close to the girls and asked if they wanted a ride.

The girls ignored him, and the man followed them and again asked if they wanted a ride.  After that, the man drove from the area and the girls called police.

An excerpt from the Daily North Shore article of July 27, 2016, titled “Crime Alert:  Attempted Child Luring“:

The police department stated that the incident occurred near Euclid and Scott avenues near the Glencoe/Winnetka border, and that the man is described as possibly Hispanic, 25 to 45 years old, clean shaven, with short dark hair. The girls told police he was driving a black, newer-model SUV with tinted rear windows, with an Illinois livery license plate, which has a blue background.

Those with information concerning the incident or man are asked to call Glencoe Police at 847-835-4112.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this alleged child luring attempt can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily North Shore article mentioned above as well as the July 27 Glencoe News article titled “Officials:  Man tries to lure girls into car in Glencoe.”

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Additional posts concerning actual and attempted Chicago-area child abductions can be seen in the “Attempted Child Abductions” category.