Child Abduction Attempt Reported In Aurora, Illinois

There was an alleged child abduction attempt in Aurora, Illinois, involving two sixth-grade girls.

The alleged incident is discussed in the August 27, 2015 Montgomery, Illinois Patch article titled “Aurora Police Investigating Possible Abduction Attempt.”

An excerpt from the article:

Two sixth-grade girls at Jefferson Middle School were walking in the area of Linda Court and Best Place when they were approached by a man in a silver sedan similar to a Dodge Avenger and were told to get in the car.

The girls ran toward the Walmart in the 2100 block of West Galena Boulevard and went into the store. According to police, the man followed the girls to Walmart, but kept driving once they entered the building. The girls were not injured.

The description of the suspect and additional information concerning his car is provided in the article.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Montgomery Patch article mentioned above.


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

Woman Sexually Assaulted In The 900 Block Of W. Belden Avenue

There was a sexual assault early this morning (August 20, 2015) near DePaul University’s Lincoln Park campus.

According to police, the assault happened at approximately 1:45 a.m., as a female student was walking home.  As she was in the 900 block of West Belden Avenue, she was knocked down by a male assailant, who then groped and fondled her.  When the woman screamed, the assailant ran away.

The woman contacted police after the attack, and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for medical treatment.

No description of the attacker is available.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago sexual assault can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 20, 2015 Chicago Tribune article (with video) titled “Woman sexually assaulted near DePaul campus” as well as the August 20 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “DePaul Student Sexually Assaulted On Campus.”

Alleged Sexual Assault And Kidnapping In Des Plaines

A man from Des Plaines has been charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated criminal sexual assault concerning an alleged sexual assault and related offenses on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

The alleged sexual assault and kidnapping happened after the 43-year-old woman went to a man’s house after seeking to rent a room from the man based off a Craigslist ad.

The man was identified as Farhad Tanzif, 60, of Des Plaines.  The woman was identified as being 43 years old.

An excerpt from the August 8, 2015 NBC Chicago article titled “Police:  Woman Sexually Assaulted at Knifepoint After Answering Craigslist Ad“:

The woman told Des Plaines Police she answered the ad to rent a room at a home in the 1000 of South River Road from a man named Farhad Tanzif. The woman met Tanzif at the home, agreed to rent the room and left to retrieve some personal items, police said.

When the woman returned around 8:30 p.m., she found Tanzif armed with a knife. He threatened to harm her and then sexually assaulted her, police said.

The woman went to Lutheran General Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Additional details regarding this alleged Chicago-area sexual assault and kidnapping can be found in the NBC Chicago article mentioned above, as well as the August 8, 2015 Chicago Tribune article titled “Des Plaines man charged with sexually assaulting woman at knifepoint.”

West Chicago Man Charged With Sexual Assaults Of Two Girls

A man from West Chicago has been charged with the sexual assault of two girls over a two-year period.

The two girls were children of the man’s friend.

The girls told a “trusted adult” of the assaults, and the adult alerted police.  Police started an investigation after they were told of allegations concerning the assaults.

An excerpt from the July 29, 2015 article titled “Police:  West Chicago man sexually assaulted two children he knew“:

Obdulio Lopez-Gomez, of the 800 block of Burr Oaks Drive in West Chicago, was charged Wednesday with four Class X felony counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, according to West Chicago police. He is being held in the DuPage County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.

Additional details and possible updates concerning the alleged sexual assaults can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the July 30 article titled “Bond set at $1 million for West Chicago man accused of sexually abusing 2 girls.”

Machesney Park High School Teacher Charged With Sexual Abuse

There has been an arrest of a high school teacher from Harlem High School on charges of criminal aggravated sexual abuse.

An excerpt from the article of July 17, 2015, titled “Harlem High School teacher arrested on sex abuse charges“:

Bryan Marchione, 33, is charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office.

A release from the Roscoe Police Department says the district is aware of the investigation and is cooperating.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above, as well as the July 17 Rockford Register Star article titled “Harlem H.S. teacher arrested on sexual abuse charge.”