Category Archives: Sexual Assault

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.”

Sexual Assault At Gunpoint In Chicago’s Calumet Heights Neighborhood

There was a sexual assault Friday afternoon (June 12, 2015) in which a woman was sexually assaulted and robbed in Chicago’s Calumet Heights neighborhood.

According to Chicago Police, a 25-year-old woman was walking in the 8800 block of South Crandon Avenue at approximately 12:30 p.m.  At that time, a man approached her and displayed a gun.  Then, the woman was forced to go into her house, where the assailant sexually assaulted and robbed her.

An excerpt from the June 13, 2015 Chicago Tribune article titled “Woman sexually assaulted, robbed at gunpoint on South Side:  police“:

The attacker was described as a black man with a medium complexion, about 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark blue jeans, and black and red “Michael Jordan” gym shoes, police said.

A police sketch shows him with facial hair and wearing a ski mask.

Those with information concerning the sexual assault or assailant are asked to 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 Chicago Tribune article mentioned above.

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 article titled “Woman Sexually Assaulted, Robbed on Blue Line Monday Afternoon:  Police.”