Abduction And Attempted Sexual Assault Of Woman In Albany Park

There was an alleged abduction and attempted sexual assault of a 20-year-old woman Tuesday morning (May 3, 2016) in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood.

According to Chicago Police, the incidents happened at approximately 6:15 a.m. at the intersection of Montrose and Kimball Avenues.  The female victim was waiting for a bus, when a small silver sedan approached her.  The car parked in a nearby parking lot, and two men began calling to her, trying to persuade her to get into the car.  Then, one of the men forced her into the backseat of the car.  As the car drove east on Montrose, the man in the back seat attempted to sexually assault the woman.

The woman then jumped from the moving vehicle.  She was hospitalized, but her injuries were not considered to be life-threatening in nature.

An excerpt from the May 6, 2016 Chicago Tribune article titled “Police search for suspects in attempted sexual assault in Albany Park“:

One suspect is described as a Hispanic man who is between 25 and 35 years old. He is between 5-foot-10 and 6-foot-2 in height. He weighs 180 pounds and has a shaggy hairstyle. He has brown eyes and a dark brown complexion. He was wearing a black shirt, according to the release.

The second suspect is a Hispanic man who is between 25 and 30 years old. He is between 5-foot-4 and 5-foot-7 and he weighs between 150 and 160 pounds. He has a light brown complexion, the release said.

Those with information concerning these sex crimes are asked to call Chicago Police Area North Detectives at 312-744-8261.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago abduction and attempted rape are seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above as well as the May 5 abc7chicago.com article titled “Woman jumps from car to escape assault in Albany Park.”

12-Year-Old Girl Lured On Social Media

A 12-year-old girl who was lured on social media by an 18-year-old man was found safe early Tuesday morning (April 19, 2016) according to Palos Hills Police.

The girl’s mother called police on Monday after hearing that the girl did no show up to school that day.

An excerpt from the Palos Patch article of April 18, 2016, titled “Palos Hills Girl, 12, Found Safe After Lured by Man on Social Media:  Police“:

Local detectives jumped into the investigation, quickly learning that she had come into contact with an older man through social media. Tuesday around 3 a.m., the girl was located in the 6000 block of North Ridge Avenue in Chicago, along with two other juvenile girls in the man’s company.

The 18-year-old man was taken into custody and charges are pending.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Palos Patch article mentioned above, as well as the April 19 wgntv.com article (with video) titled “Man in custody after 12-year-old lured on social media.”

Sex Trafficking In Lake County, Illinois

The Highland Park Patch article of March 2, 2015, titled “A Growing Problem:  Sheriff, Activist Weigh In On Sex Trafficking in Lake County” discusses the issue of sex trafficking in Lake County, as well as efforts being made to curtail its incidence.

The article discusses the impact of the internet on child pornography, pornography, prostitution and sex trafficking.

One excerpt, quoting Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran:

The Lake County Sheriff’s Department has been “all over this” issue for a long time, Curran said.

“We’ve had some major stings on Johns for years now,” he said.


Even with an increased number of stings and awareness events, like one planned by the Sheriff’s Department for the College of Lake County in April on the link between pornography and trafficking – law enforcement and activists are fighting an uphill battle when it comes to sex trafficking.

Additional details can be seen in the Highland Park Patch article mentioned above.

Sexual Assaults After Meeting Online

Two recent prison sentences given in sex crimes, specifically sexual assaults, serve to further reinforce the inherent possibilities of sexual predators active in online sites and social media.

The May 7, 2014 Chicago Tribune article, titled “Man gets 6 years in prison for 2nd Facebook attack” discusses the alleged sexual assaults of underage girls by Eduardo Patino, 26, of Chicago.  At least two of his victims he met through Facebook.

Another Chicago Tribune article of May 8, 2014, titled “Craigslist rapist gets 36 years in prison,” discusses various alleged sexual assaults performed by Charles Oliver, 46, of Woodstock.   An excerpt from the article:

Authorities said Oliver had a pattern of meeting women online and agreeing to exchange money for sex with them. But after taking them back to his home, he became threatening, verbally abusive and, in some cases, violent, and forced the women to perform acts to which they had not agreed. He often videotaped these acts.

Additional details and possible updates regarding these cases can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the two Chicago Tribune articles mentioned above.

How to protect children from online sexual predators is discussed in the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) document titled “Preventing the Sexual Exploitation of Children.”

Kidnap Attempt In Chicago’s Albany Park Neighborhood

There was an alleged abduction attempt of a woman this morning (April 10, 2014) in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood.

According to Chicago Police, the kidnap attempt happened as the woman was walking at Ainsle and Karlov Avenues at approximately 9:20 a.m.  At that time, a man got out of the back of a van, walked up to the woman, and grabbed her, ripping her clothes in the process.  He attempted to pull her into the van while saying “Come in my car.”

The woman was able to escape from the man.

The alleged assailant is described as a white male, 160 lbs, and 45-55 years old.  He is 5’7″-5’8″ tall, with brown eyes, gray hair – with a portion dyed brown – and a trimmed mustache.

The van is described as an older white van with writing on one of its sides, with a ladder attached to its roof with yellow rope.

Those with information concerning the alleged assailant or van are asked to contact Chicago Police Area North detectives at (312) 744-8200.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 10, 2014 myfoxchicago.com article titled “Police:  Man tried pulling woman in to van in Albany Park” as well as the abc7chicago.com article titled “Albany Park attempted kidnapping prompts community alert.”