Lawsuit Filed Against Chicago Board Of Education Regarding Alleged Sexual Assault

There has been a personal injury lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court regarding the alleged sexual assault(s) of a student by Simeon High School’s former track coach Gerald Gaddy.

Various sexual assault allegations made against Gaddy were discussed in the July 23 post titled “Assistant Track Coach At Simeon Charged With Sexual Assault.”

This lawsuit was filed by the mother of one of the girls who was allegedly sexually assaulted.  She is suing the Chicago Board of Education.

The myfoxchicago.com article of October 8, 2014, titled “South Side track coach sexually assaulted student:  Lawsuit” discusses this lawsuit and the allegations made against Gaddy.

An excerpt:

The suit alleges that during the 2013-2014 school year, Gaddy “sexually fondled, engaged in sexual intercourse, or otherwise abused” the girl more than 40 times.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago sexual assault lawsuit can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the myfoxchicago.com article mentioned above.

Wheeling Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of 16-Year-Old Girl

A Wheeling man has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl.

According to police, the man, Virgilio Carvajal-Mendoza, 24, of Wheeling, was charged with one count of criminal sexual assault and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Carvajal-Mendoza, in November 2013, allegedly provided alcohol to the girl until she was intoxicated, then drove her to an apartment complex where he sexually assaulted the girl as she went in and out of consciousness.

An excerpt from the September 26, 2014 myfoxchicago.com article titled “Police:  Wheeling man sexually assaulted 16-year-old girl“:

The incident was reported in August and Carvajal-Mendoza , arrested Thursday, “provided statements to detectives indicating his involvement,” according to police.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this alleged Illinois sexual assault can be found in a variety of media sources, including the myfoxchicago.com article mentioned above as well as the September 26 CBS Chicago article titled “Police:  Wheeling Man Sexually Assaulted Girl, 16.”

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

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