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.

Attempt To Lure Child In Chicago’s Marquette Park Neighborhood

Chicago Police report of a child luring attempt made on Saturday afternoon (March 7, 2015) in Chicago’s Marquette Park (Southwest Side) neighborhood.  This child luring attempt involved a man who allegedly tried to lure a girl into his car.

According to the Chicago Police Department, the attempt was made at approximately 12:15 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Mozart Avenue.  At this time, a black male, described as being in his 60s, tried to get the girl into his black Nissan Armada.

After the girl refused the request, the man drove from the scene.

The suspect is said to have a medium complexion and short gray hair.  At the time of the child luring attempt, he was wearing a green t-shirt.

Those with information concerning this incident or the suspect should contact Chicago Police Area Central Detectives at (312) 747-8380.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this Chicago child luring attempt can be found in a variety of media sources including the March 8, 2015 Chicago Tribune article titled “Police:  Man tries to lure girl on South Side” as well as the March 8 abc7chicago.com article titled “Attempted child luring reported in Marquette Park.”

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

Sex Trafficking In Lake County, Illinois

The Highland Park Patch article of March 2, 2015, titled “A Growing Problem:  Sheriff, Activist Weigh In On Sex Trafficking in Lake County” discusses the issue of sex trafficking in Lake County, as well as efforts being made to curtail its incidence.

The article discusses the impact of the internet on child pornography, pornography, prostitution and sex trafficking.

One excerpt, quoting Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran:

The Lake County Sheriff’s Department has been “all over this” issue for a long time, Curran said.

“We’ve had some major stings on Johns for years now,” he said.

also:

Even with an increased number of stings and awareness events, like one planned by the Sheriff’s Department for the College of Lake County in April on the link between pornography and trafficking – law enforcement and activists are fighting an uphill battle when it comes to sex trafficking.

Additional details can be seen in the Highland Park Patch article mentioned above.