Monday, October 17, 2016

Lakeview Man Sexually Assaulted During Home Invasion, Prosecutor Says

A registered “sexual predator” broke into a Lakeview home Saturday morning and sexually assaulted a man who lives inside, prosecutors said Sunday.

Kopacz (Cook County Sheriff)
52-year-old Joseph Kopacz of Uptown broke into a first-floor apartment in the 3800 block of North Kenmore around 8:30 a.m,  crawled into a 23-year-old man’s bed, put his face on the victim’s crotch, and tried to remove the man’s underwear, according to court records.

Kopacz fled when the victim woke up, but he didn’t get very far.

The victim and his roommates tackled Kopacz in their back yard and summoned police.

The roommate’s neighbor said that Kopacz bit the 23-year-old victim during the struggle and added that Kopacz had been seen in the area recently.

Prosecutors charged Kopacz with aggravated criminal sexual assault, home invasion, and burglary. A judge set his bail at $500,000.

State records show that Kopacz was convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in 2003 when he was 39-years-old. His victim in the case was 24.
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11 comments:

  1. Just in time for Kenmore's famous Halloween block party that pulls in trick or treaters from all over. A tent city is popping up on the street's east-facing alley. Three men have lived back there since July. They sharpen knives and one i saw has an ax. Right next door to St. Mary's Catholic school. The other day i saw a priest chatting with them good naturedly. There's been tension in the neighborhood for months. Just like with farther north, the rich Leftists in Buena Park encourage and support the volatile bums as part of their weird Marxist cult. It won't be long before Montrose resembles Wilson. Keep in mind this is Uptown's "premier" neighborhood, in many ways nicer than anything in Lakeview. I've called the cops several times to report the vagrancies but was told flat out 19th wouldn't send out a car.

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    1. Regarding Montrose - the citizens of Uptown are literally marching to encourage tent cities. Driving under the lake Shore underpass looks like something you would see in a disaster movie.

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    2. every weekend there are cars double parked giving food, water etc. to these encampments. Basically you can't walk and they are making it harder to drive now. Its crazy that this is even open for debate. Give warning and then turn the hoses on.

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  2. He should be popular in prison.

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    1. He's past his prime.

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  3. Has a home remodeling business. Inside people's homes often!

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    1. Where is this information at?

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  4. Just looked him up online and he does not come up on the CCDOC inmate search or the IDOC inmate search. I guess $500,000 was not enough to keep him locked up. Be careful!

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  5. Tommy Darts website required exact spelling to locate inmate. Try again using variations of the name.

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  6. Yikes, I found his biz online: Jak Built. He's using the name Josef Kopy. Extremely disturbing that he's in people's homes (maybe even gets keys) and is using an alias. Thankfully, he's not real smart and posts his picture in his biz profiles. Wish I could warn potential customers!

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  7. He is a true opportunist, someone who is always calculating in that he finds people's weaknesses and capitalizes upon their good nature to self benefit. His only interest is what is in it for him, a trait he probably learned in prison. A predator in every sense of the word!




    This guys not a bad apple but a rotten one!

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