Friday, December 01, 2017

Man Charged In Wicker Park Attack

Surveillance image of the attacker (left) and mugshot of Deonta Terry. | Chicago Police Dept
A Woodlawn man has been charged with beating, robbing, and trying to sexually assault a 23-year-old woman whom he followed from the Damen Blue Line station early Sunday, police said.

Deonta Terry, 27, turned himself in hours after police issued a community alert that included surveillance photos of the alleged suspect late Tuesday.

Terry is charged with felony counts of robbery, kidnapping by force or threat of force, aggravated battery-strangulation, and attempted criminal sexual assault by force.

Police said Terry trailed the victim for several blocks in Wicker Park before grabbing her and pulling her into a gangway in the 1600 block of North Bell around 3:25 a.m. Sunday.

The woman was beaten, robbed and disrobed by the man in the passageway. A source said she was still unclothed when a passer-by discovered her around 3:40 a.m.

CTA surveillance images released Tuesday night show the suspect entering the Damen Blue Line station after the attack.

Terry is due in bond court this afternoon.

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