Sexual Assault In Chicago’s Wicker Park Neighborhood

There was a sexual assault early Monday (January 20, 2015) in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.

According to Chicago Police, a woman was attacked as she was walking in the 1700 block of West Pierce Avenue at approximately 1:54 a.m.

At that time, the woman was attacked and tackled to the ground, and a man ripped her pants open and then sexually assaulted her near an alley.

The attacker ran from the scene after someone heard the woman’s screams and confronted the attacker.

The woman was taken to Presence Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center for treatment of her sexual assault injuries.

An excerpt from the January 20, 2015 article titled “Wicker Park Sexual Assault Suspect’s Description Released“:

The assailant was described as a black man aged 25-40 wearing a dark coat and dark pants. The man stands between 5-foot-8 and 6 foot and weighs between 180-220 pounds. He might be armed with a handgun, police said.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago sexual assault can be seen in the article seen above, as well as the January 20 Chicago Tribune article titled “Woman, 25, sexually assaulted in Wicker Park neighborhood.”

Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed In Cook County Circuit Court

There has been a lawsuit filed by an Elmhurst woman who alleges that she was sexually assaulted while she was getting a massage at Massage Envy in Elmhurst.  The lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court.

The alleged sexual assault happened on September 9, 2014, and happened in a private room.  According to the lawsuit, the woman was “deliberately and repeatedly” touched in an inappropriate manner and against her will by the masseur.

According to the woman, she alerted Massage Envy about the assault, but she claims no action was taken.  She also called the Elmhurst Police.

An excerpt from the January 9, 2015 NBC Chicago article titled “Woman Sexually Assaulted at Massage Envy in Elmhurst“:

The woman alleges she was battered and suffered emotional distress in the five-count suit. She also claims Massage Envy acted negligently.

The suit seeks an unspecified amount in damages.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Cook County sexual assault lawsuit can be found in a variety of media sources, including the NBC Chicago article mentioned above, as well as the January 10 article titled “Woman files lawsuit after she was allegedly sexually assaulted at Massage Envy in Elmhurst.”

Child Luring Attempt In Chicago’s East Garfield Park Neighborhood

According to Chicago Police, there was a child luring attempt made this afternoon (December 21, 2014) on Chicago’s West Side.

This child luring attempt happened in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, in the 1400 block of South Christiana Avenue, and involved a man who approached a girl and tried to lure him into his vehicle.

Additional details regarding this Chicago child luring attempt can be seen in the December 21, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Cops warn of attempted child luring on West Side.”


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

Attempted Sexual Assault In Chicago’s Logan Square Neighborhood

There was an attempted Chicago sexual assault Thursday morning (December 18, 2014) in the Logan Square neighborhood.

According to an alert from Chicago Police, the attempted sexual assault happened after a man grabbed a woman at approximately 8:15 a.m., as she was walking in the 2700 block of North Whipple.  The man grabbed her from behind, and forced her into a gangway.

Then, according to the Chicago Sun-Times article of December 19, 2014 article titled “Police:  Man tried to sexually assault woman during daytime attack in Logan Square“:

He then struck the woman in the head and face with a handgun and demanded money, police said. When she said that she didn’t have any, the man ordered her to remove her pants and he attempted to sexually assault her.

The article of December 19, titled “Man tried to sexually assault, rob woman in Logan Square near Whipple, Schubert, police say” provides this description of the suspect:

Police say the suspect is in his mid to late 20s, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-7, and had black hair with stubble on his face. He was last seen wearing a black and white knit stocking cap, a blue hooded jacket with grey sleeves, and blue jeans.

A picture of a suspect can be found in the two articles mentioned above.

Those with information concerning this attempted Chicago sexual assault and robbery are asked to contact Chicago Police Area North detectives at (312) 744-8200.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times and articles mentioned above.

Attempted Child Kidnapping In Maywood, Illinois

There was an attempted child kidnapping on Friday (December 12, 2014) in Maywood, according to prosecutors.

This child abduction attempt happened outside a Family Dollar store located at 1019 W. Madison Street, and involved a man asking a 7-year-old girl if she wanted a ride to school.

A bystander – suspecting that the girl did not know the man – asked the girl if she knew the man, to which she replied that she did not.  After the girl got into the man’s car, the bystander was able to get the girl out of the car.

An excerpt concerning the alleged assailant from the Chicago Tribune article of December 13, 2014, titled “$1M bail for man who allegedly tried to kidnap girl from store“:

Marlon S. Ellis, 42, 1500 block of South 9th Street, was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail Saturday by Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. Ellis was charged with aggravated kidnapping, a Class X felony.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the December 13 Chicago Sun-Times article titled  “Prosecutors:  Good Samaritan thwarts kidnapping of girl.”


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