Category Archives: Sexual Assault

Attempted Sexual Assault Of Teenage Girl In Chicago’s Brighton Park Neighborhood

There was an alleged attempted sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl in Chicago’s Brighton Park neighborhood (Chicago’s Southwest Side) early Saturday (August 16, 2014) morning.

According to a Chicago Police alert, the attempted sexual assault happened at approximately 3:50 a.m., as the girl slept in her bed.  A male assailant entered the house, located in the 4200 block of South Washtenaw, through an unlocked door.  The man then attempted to sexually assault the girl, but stopped the attempt and fled when he realized that the girl “was not in bed alone.”

Chicago Police ask those with information concerning the alleged attempted sexual assault and/or the assailant to contact Chicago Police detectives at (312) 747-8380.

Additional details can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 16, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Cops issue warning after man tries to sexually assault girl in bed” as well as the August 16 Chicago Sun-Times article, which has a description of the alleged assailant, titled “Police:  Person tried to sexually assault teenage girl in bedroom.”

Attempted Sexual Assault In Buffalo Grove, Illinois

There was an alleged home invasion and attempted sexual assault in Buffalo Grove, Illinois early Saturday morning, August 9, 2014.

Buffalo Grove Police were called to a condominium (Miller Creek) in the 1100 block of Miller Lane at approximately 4:00 a.m., after a woman woke up and found a man straddling her on her bed.  The assailant put his hands on the woman’s throat and twice tried to sexually assault her before she screamed, at which point the man fled.

The assailant entered the apartment through an unlocked patio door.

An excerpt from the August 12, 2014 article titled “Buffalo Grove woman reports intruder straddled her in bed“:

The offender is described as a white male between 30 and 40 years old with short, brown hair and a receding hairline. He’s about 5’9″ with an average build. 

The same man may be responsible for a similar attack in July in the same building, police said. The July attack had gone unreported, Buffalo Grove Commander Jim Newton said. 

Those with information concerning this alleged attempted sexual assault are asked to call Buffalo Grove detectives at (847) 459-2560.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above, as well as the August 12 CBS Chicago article titled “Buffalo Grove Woman Awakes To Find Strange Man Straddling Her.”

Two Teenage Girls Sexually Assaulted On Chicago’s South Side

There were two incidents of teenage girls being sexually assaulted this week on Chicago’s South Side.

According to Chicago Police, the first incident took place on Monday (July 28, 2014) in the 600 block of East 75th Street.  This incident involved a 16-year-old girl who was walking home, when a man approached her and tried to talk to her.  When the girl didn’t talk with the man, the man forced her into a nearby alley where he sexually assaulted her.

On Wednesday (July 30, 2014) a 19-year-old female was jogging sometime just after midnight in the 6500 block of South Artesian Avenue.  She was approached by a man who displayed a handgun, and he forced her into a gangway where he sexually assaulted her.

Those with information concerning either of these alleged sexual assaults are asked to call Chicago Police Area Central Detectives at (312) 747-8380.

Additional details and possible updates concerning these Chicago sexual assaults are seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 31 NBC Chicago article titled “2 Teens Sexually Assaulted on Chicago’s South Side.”

Assistant Track Coach At Simeon Charged With Sexual Assault

A volunteer track coach at Simeon Career Academy high school allegedly had sex with an underage female student in his office, as well as fondled two other girls in the past year.

According to officials, the coach, Gerald L. Gaddy, 42, of Chicago, was arrested at his home Tuesday following an investigation by police and school officials.  According to police, he was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, criminal sexual assault and aggravated battery.

According to police, these incidents of sex crimes occurred at various times between January 1 and June 25.  At the time of the incidents, the girls were 15, 16 and 17 years old.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 23, 2014 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Track coach at Simeon faces sexual assault charges involving students” as well as the July 23 article titled “Simeon High School Coach Charged With 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 article titled “Teen Boys Took Turns Raping 16-Year-Old Girl:  Prosecutors.”