Category Archives: Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Of Girl In Chicago’s Avalon Park Neighborhood

There was a sexual assault and robbery of a 16-year-old girl on Thursday (July 3, 2014) in Chicago’s Avalon Park neighborhood.

According to authorities, the girl had just gotten off a bus around 11:00 p.m. and was waiting for a friend when three teenage boys approached her, with one of the boys pointing a gun at her.  The boys forced her into an alley and robbed and sexually assaulted her.

Additional details, including the identities and charges faced by the alleged assailants, can be seen in a variety of media sources including the July 5, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “3 teens charged with assault, robbery of 16-year-old girl” as well as the July 5 dnainfo.com article titled “Teen Boys Took Turns Raping 16-Year-Old Girl:  Prosecutors.”

Attack Of Woman Pushing Stroller In Chicago’s Humboldt Park Neighborhood

There was an attack made on a mother walking her newborn child in a stroller Saturday afternoon (June 28, 2014) in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood.

According to Chicago Police Detectives, this attack happened in the 800 block of North Rockwell Street at approximately 5:30 p.m.  At that time, a male attacker – said to be 17-18 years old – grabbed the mother by the hips and began pulling her into an alley.

The appearance of a witness allowed the woman to break free of the assailant’s hold and move to safety with her child.

According to the community alert from the Chicago Police Department, the assailant is described as a black man, 17-18 years old, about 5’7″, and weighing approximately 190-200 lbs.

He was wearing a red T-shirt with a black print on the back at the time of the attack, along with black shorts with a marijuana print and white gym shoes.  He had a short afro, “chubby face,” “stocky” body, and a goatee.

Those with information regarding the assailant or the attack should call Chicago Police Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.

Des Plaines River Trail Attack Of Jogger – New Information

There has been new information released regarding the alleged attack of a young woman who was jogging along the Des Plaines River Trail last Sunday, June 15, 2014.  The attack happened at approximately 4:00 p.m., as the woman was jogging west along the North Shore Bike Path along Route 176.

An excerpt from the June 20, 2014 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Police release photos of trail attack suspect” :

Police said the suspect saw the woman jogging west on the North Shore Bike Path along Route 176, then raced ahead, parked his car and waited to ambush her near an underpass. She was attacked after climbing some rocks to get around a flooded pathway near the river, police said.

According to police, the woman was able to fight off the man with several elbow blows, at which point the man ran back to his vehicle.

The alleged assailant is seen in the photos as a dark-haired white male, 22-30 years old, driving a white Chevy S10 Blazer from 1995-2000.  The vehicle was driving on a spare tire on the front passenger side, and the right passenger-side tail light appears to be broken.

Those with information concerning the incident or alleged assailant are asked to call Chief John Tannahill at (847) 968-3405 or jtannahill@LCFPD.org.

Additional information – including the photo of the alleged assailant – and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Lake County News-Sun article mentioned above, as well as the June 20 CBS Chicago article titled “Police Release Images Of Suspect In Attack On Jogger.”

Chiropractor Charged With Sexual Assault In Highland Park, Illinois

A chiropractor working in Highland Park, Illinois has been charged with sexual assault in connection with a chiropractic treatment that occurred on June 12, 2014.

The alleged sexual assault incident involved the chiropractor, Kevin G. Dutton, 38, of Chicago, inappropriately touching a 22-year-old Lake Forest woman during a treatment.

The alleged incident happened at the Wellness Circle on the 800 block of Central Avenue, where Dutton works as an independent contractor.

An excerpt from the June 20, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Chicago chiropractor arrested in Highland Park sexual assault” :

Kevin G. Dutton, 38, of Chicago, turned himself into Highland Park police Thursday after a warrant was issued for his arrest for criminal sexual assault and two charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, the release said.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this alleged sexual assault can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch article of June 20 titled “Highland Park Chiropractor Charged with Sexually Assaulting Client.”

Rulings And Punishments For Sexual Assaults At Colleges

Within this site there have been various posts regarding sexual assaults that have allegedly occurred in college or university settings.

Recently, the topic of sexual assaults on college campuses, and how they are handled by the colleges as well as other parties, has received increased scrutiny and action.  This was discussed in the April 29, 2014 post titled “Efforts To Curb College Sexual Assaults.”

A June 11, 2014 Chicago Tribune feature titled “Universities are letting students off way too easy for sexual assault” discusses various aspects of the judicial and disciplinary actions enacted by colleges and universities with regard to students who are either alleged to have committed sexual assaults or have been deemed by the colleges to have actually committed such assaults.

An excerpt:

Duke is one of a few schools with a tough new policy: If a student is found culpable for sexual misconduct, expulsion is the presumptive punishment. Most schools haven’t gone that far. Universities want to support victims, but they don’t want to freeze out the perpetrators. They get blamed both for not taking alleged victims seriously, and for not doing enough to protect the rights of the accused. A finding of culpability with a lenient sanction is one way to split the difference. But it’s an uneasy compromise that causes its own set of problems, as a case that unfolded this spring at Stanford shows.

Additional information, including a discussion regarding the judicial processes regarding alleged sexual assaults enacted at various schools, is seen in the Chicago Tribune feature mentioned above.