There was a sexual assault in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood on Monday (April 14, 2014) afternoon.
According to Chicago Police, this sexual assault happened at approximately 4:25 p.m., as a 22-year-old woman was walking south through an alley in the 3500 block of North Halsted Street.
After the attack, the assailant ran away and the woman was able to call Chicago Police.
Following the attack the woman was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
The alleged attacker is described as a black male, 25-32 years old, 5’4″-5’5″. He was wearing a black “skull cap,” blue jeans, and gym shoes at the time of the sexual assault.
Various residents are particularly concerned about the nature of this attack, as it happened in broad daylight, and the sexual assault happened about two blocks from the Chicago Police Department’s 19th District headquarters.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the myfoxchicago.com article of April 14, 2014 titled “Woman sexually assaulted in Boystown” as well as the April 14 dnainfo.com article titled “Boystown Sexual Assault Injures Woman, 22, Monday Afternoon.”
There was a sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman Tuesday (April 8, 2014) in Chicago’s Kelvyn Park neighborhood (Northwest Side.)
According to an alert from the Chicago Police Department, the sexual assault happened as the woman was walking past an alley in the 4600 block of West Montana Street. A man grabbed her from behind, covered her mouth, and sexually assaulted her. This sexual assault happened at approximately 9:30 p.m.
The alleged assailant is described as Hispanic, 5’6″, and 150 lbs.
Those with information concerning the sexual assault are asked to call Chicago Police Area North detectives at 312-744-8263.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 11, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Teen sexually assaulted in Kelvyn Park neighborhood” as well as the April 11 CBS Chicago article titled “Woman Sexually Assaulted On Northwest Side.”
There was an alleged abduction attempt of a woman this morning (April 10, 2014) in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood.
According to Chicago Police, the kidnap attempt happened as the woman was walking at Ainsle and Karlov Avenues at approximately 9:20 a.m. At that time, a man got out of the back of a van, walked up to the woman, and grabbed her, ripping her clothes in the process. He attempted to pull her into the van while saying “Come in my car.”
The woman was able to escape from the man.
The alleged assailant is described as a white male, 160 lbs, and 45-55 years old. He is 5’7″-5’8″ tall, with brown eyes, gray hair – with a portion dyed brown – and a trimmed mustache.
The van is described as an older white van with writing on one of its sides, with a ladder attached to its roof with yellow rope.
Those with information concerning the alleged assailant or van 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 April 10, 2014 myfoxchicago.com article titled “Police: Man tried pulling woman in to van in Albany Park” as well as the abc7chicago.com article titled “Albany Park attempted kidnapping prompts community alert.”
A youth minister in Cicero, Illinois has been been charged with multiple felonies, including sexual abuse and sexual assault. These charges stem from alleged incidents involving at least six boys. The youth minister worked at Sonido De Alabanza Church in Cicero.
The alleged assailant, Juan David Ferreras, 43, has been charged with felony aggravated criminal sexual abuse; two counts of criminal sexual assault; sexual exploitation of a child; indecent solicitation of a child; four counts of distribution of harmful material; and battery.
The alleged incidents occurred with at least six boys, ranging in age from 9 to 17. Ferreras is said to have worked as a youth minister, teacher, and photographer for the church at the time of the alleged incidents.
According to police, the known incidents of inappropriate sexual contact date back at least five or six years, and occurred at a variety of locations, including the church as well as Ferraras’ apartment.
Those with information concerning the alleged incidents, or the involvement of other alleged victims of Ferreras, are asked to contact Cicero Deputy Police Supt. Jose Gonzalez at 708-652-2130 ext. 348.
Additional information and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 9, 2014 CBS Chicago article titled “Cicero Youth Minister Charged With Sexually Assaulting 6 Boys” as well as the April 9 NBC Chicago article titled “Police Search for Victims After Youth Minister Charged with Sexual Assault.”
There have been four reported attacks against females in River Forest, Illinois since mid-March. Police now believe that the same man is responsible for these attacks, which in most cases have involved the man groping the victims.
An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article of April 3, 2014, titled “Park Forest police: Attacks against girls, woman may be related,” regarding the latest alleged attack:
The most recent incident occurred around 8:40 a.m. Wednesday as a 13-year-old girl walked to Forest Trail Middle School, police said. A man about 10 feet away motioned for her to come toward him while holding a knife, police said.
The girl ran to the school and alerted staff.
The Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the CBS Chicago article of April 2, 2014, titled “Police: Man Wanted In Groping Incidents May Have Attacked Again Monday,” provide further details regarding the other alleged attacks.
While the description of the alleged attacker varies, the description generally portrays a black male, 5’8″ – 5’10″, 28-35 years old.
Those with information concerning the incident are asked to contact Park Forest Police at (708) 748-1309.