Investigative Report Concerning Chicago Area Child Luring And Abduction Attempts

Attempted and actual Illinois child luring attempts and child abduction attempts are featured on this site in the “Attempted Child Abductions” category.

On May 20, 2015 NBC Chicago aired a segment titled “Where Child Luring Cases Happen in Chicago Area” in which Chicago-area child luring and child abduction attempts, as well as associated statistics, are discussed.

The investigative report cites “1,500 incidents of strangers attempting to lure or kidnap children in the Chicago area in the past five years.”  However, not all of the 150 largest towns and suburbs in the Chicago area provided information to NBC Chicago; only 85 police departments and municipalities had responded to the Freedom of Information Act requests by the time the investigative report aired.

As well, a map of such child luring and kidnapping attempts in the Chicago area for 2010-2015 is presented.

An excerpt:

First, most lurers don’t get caught. Of the 1,500 cases obtained by NBC Chicago, only one in 10 resulted in an arrest. Second, even in those rare cases when someone is caught, the charges don’t always reflect the crime.

Additional details can be found in the NBC Chicago article mentioned above.

City Of Chicago Plans To Pay $415,000 Settlement Regarding Sexual Assault

The City of Chicago is poised to pay $415,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by two Chicago Police officers who were on-duty at the time of the alleged incident.

The incident happened on March 30, 2011.  The chain of events is recounted in both the May 1, 2015 Chicago Tribune article titled “City poised to pay $415,000 to settle sex assault suit against on-duty cops” as well as the May 1, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “City pays $415,000 to drunk woman who accused two officers of sexual assault.”

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article:

The officers were on duty and in uniform when they offered the victim a ride home to Rogers Park from Wrigleyville near Sheffield and Addison at 2 a.m. on March 30, 2011.

The woman, who had been drinking at a friend’s home, attempted to enter the back seat of the marked squad car, but Clavijo ushered her onto his lap in the front seat, where he sexually assaulted her while Vasquez went into a liquor store, prosecutors said after the incident.

The woman was allegedly sexually assaulted again after the Chicago Police Officers took the woman back to her apartment.

Additional details and possible updates concerning the alleged sexual assaults and lawsuit settlement can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times articles mentioned above.

Arrest Made In CTA Blue Line Sexual Assault And Robbery

A 15-year-old boy has been charged as an adult with the sexual assault and robbery of a 41-year-old woman on a Blue Line train on Monday afternoon, April 20, 2015.  The attack happened on a CTA Blue Line train near Oak Park.

An excerpt from the April 22 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “15-year-old boy charged in sexual assault on Blue Line train“:

Deshawn Isabelle faces one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault and one count of robbery, both felonies, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. His bail was set at $1 million on Thursday morning.

The teen went with his guardian to turn himself in on Wednesday morning after seeing his picture in the media, police said.

According to Chicago Police, the attack happened Monday afternoon around 3:10 p.m.  The woman had boarded the CTA train at the Oak Park Avenue station.

The woman was assaulted and robbed shortly after boarding the train.  At the time of the attack, the train car was empty except for the woman and assailant.  The woman was attacked from behind, knocked down, sexually assaulted, and then robbed of an iPhone and cash.

The woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the attack, and was treated at a hospital.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above, as well as the April 21, 2015 dnainfo.com article titled “Woman Sexually Assaulted, Robbed on Blue Line Monday Afternoon:  Police.”

Child Luring Attempt In Chicago’s Austin Neighborhood

There was an attempted child luring on Monday afternoon (March 30, 2015) in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, according to Chicago Police.

The luring attempt involved a man who tried to lure two boys as they were near their school.

The luring attempt was made between 3:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. near the Howe Elementary School at 720 N. Lorel Avenue.

As the two boys were walking south on Lorel Avenue toward Howard Street, a man got out a white van and tried to get the boys to come to him by offering them candy.  The boys did not respond to him, and kept walking.  Then, the man followed the boys in the van.  The boys then ran and told their parents.

This incident is similar in nature to another child luring attempt made in the Austin neighborhood in March, involving two girls, ages 9 and 6.

Those with information concerning this incident or the suspect are asked to contact Chicago Police Area North detectives at 312-744-8266.

Additional details, including a description of the suspect and the van, are seen in a variety of media sources including the April 1, 2015 Chicago Tribune article (with video) titled “Man tries to lure 2 boys near school on West Side” as well as the April 1 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “Man Tries To Lure Boys Into Van With Candy.”

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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 Chicago’s River North Neighborhood

Chicago Police have reported an attempt to kidnap a girl as she was walking in Chicago’s River North neighborhood on Tuesday morning, March 17, 2015.

An excerpt from the dnainfo.com article of March 17, 2015 titled “Man Attempts to Lure Girl into Car in River North:  Police“:

At approximately 8:25 a.m., a 12-year-old girl was walking along the 500 block of West Elm Street when the suspect attempted to lure her into his car, police said. The girl escaped harm after running from the scene and alerting school security.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 30s, who at the time of the child luring attempt was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and was driving a small four-door car.

Those with information concerning this incident or suspect are asked to call Chicago Police at 312-747-8380.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the dnainfo.com article mentioned above as well as the March 18 Chicago Tribune article titled “Police warn of attempted child luring near school on Near North Side.”

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