Child Luring Incident In Chicago’s Washington Heights Neighborhood

Chicago Police report that there was a Chicago child luring attempt on September 4, 2014, involving two people who tried to lure a 9-year-old boy into a car in Chicago’s Washington Heights neighborhood.

The incident happened at approximately 3:05 p.m., and the two people who attempted to lure the boy into their car were driving an older red Cadillac with a white top.  This alleged  child luring incident happened near Sangamon and 98th Place, according to the Chicago Police community alert.

The driver of the car was identified as a black male, age 30-40, with a dark complexion.  He had  short dark hair as well as facial hair.

Those with information concerning this attempted child luring incident should contact Chicago Police Area South detectives at (312) 747-8271.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the September 15, 2014 Chicago Sun-Times Voices article titled “Police:  Pair try to lure boy into car in Washington Heights” as well as the September 15 CBS Chicago article titled “Police:  Pair Try To Lure Boy Into Car In Washington Heights.”

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Sexual Assault Of Pregnant Woman Near Chicago State University

Additional details have been published with regard to the alleged sexual assault of a pregnant woman a few blocks from Chicago State University.

According to Chicago Police, the sexual assault happened at approximately 12:20 p.m. Wednesday (September 10, 2014) as a 24-year-old woman was at her car in the 9800 block of South Indiana.

At that time, an assailant put a steak knife to her throat and forced her to drive to a nearby alley.  After the man sexually assaulted the woman in the back seat of the car, he stole $160 from her, then locked her in the trunk, according to prosecutors.

The woman was able to escape from the trunk using a trunk release.

The assailant was arrested by Chicago Police Friday night.

He has been identified as Aaron T. Parks, 17, of Chicago.  He has been charged as an adult with aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping, and armed robbery.

At the time of the attack, Parks was under house arrest and wearing an electronic monitoring device for attempting a similar assault in July.

An excerpt from the September 14, 2014 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “No bail for teen accused of sexually assaulting CSU student“:

Last July, Parks allegedly got into a woman’s car and held a gun to her stomach, Novy said. That victim managed to flee and call police, she said.

Parks also was found guilty as a juvenile in June of attempted armed robbery, Novy said. He is awaiting sentencing.

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 September 13 myfoxchicago.com article titled “Teen charged with sexually assaulting CSU student.

Child Luring Attempt Made In Chicago’s Sauganash Neigborhood

There was an alleged child luring attempt in Chicago’s Sauganash neighborhood (North Side) on Monday afternoon, September 1, 2014.

According to Chicago Police, this child luring attempt happened in the 5800 block of North Kostner Avenue around 4:15 p.m., when a man in a white panel van told a group of kids who were riding their bikes to get inside the van.  The children rode away and the man drove away in his van.

The man has a long, dark beard and his van was described as a white panel van with a colorful logo on its side.

Those with information concerning this luring attempt are asked to call Chicago Police Detectives at (312) 744-8200.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the September 2, 2014 dnainfo.com article titled “Police Warn of Attempted Kidnapping in Sauganash” as well as the September 2 wgntv.com article titled “Police:  Man tried to lure children into van.”

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Alleged Child Luring Attempt In Aurora, Illinois

There was an alleged attempted child abduction today (August 29, 2014) in Aurora, Illinois.

According to Aurora Police, the attempt happened at approximately 8:00 a.m. near the intersection of Illinois Avenue and Gladstone Street as a 12-year-old girl was walking to school.

At that time, two men in a red, older sedan (described as a “beater”) approached the girl and summoned her to the vehicle in the hopes of getting her into the car.

The girl immediately ran to a nearby friend’s house and called Aurora Police.

According to Aurora Police, the suspects are described as two African-American males in their 30s.  The passenger had a mustache and goatee, and was wearing a black t-shirt during the attempted child luring.

Those with information concerning this alleged child luring incident are asked to call Aurora Police at 630-256-5500.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 29, 2014 The Beacon-News article titled “Police:  Men attempted to lure Aurora child into car” as well as the August 29 Naperville Patch article titled “Two Men Attempted To Lure 12-Year-Old Girl in Aurora:  Police.

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Attempted Child Abduction In Chicago’s Woodlawn Neighborhood

There was an alleged attempted child abduction Monday afternoon (August 25, 2014) in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood.

According to a Chicago Police alert, the attempted child abduction involved an 11-year-old girl walking home from school at approximately 3:35 p.m., when she was walking in the 1000 block of East 63rd Street.  At that time, a man approached her from behind and attempted to force her into the back of a white van.

The girl was able to resist the abduction effort and then contact Chicago Police.

However, as seen in an excerpt from the August 26, 2014 dnainfo.com article titled “Young Girl Flees Kidnapper, But Sees Another Girl Duct-Taped in Van:  Police” :

During the struggle, the girl spotted a young black girl around 12-years-old in the van screaming for help with her hands and legs duct taped, police said.

The suspect is described as 5’11” in height and was wearing a ski mask and black clothing during the child abduction attempt. The white van was described as “full-size” with “painted over windows.”

Those with information are asked to call Chicago Police Detectives at 312-747-8380.

Additional details and possible updates are seen in a variety of media sources, including the dnainfo.com article mentioned above, as well as the August 26, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Chicago police investigating reported child abduction.”

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