Sunday, July 07, 2019

West Loop: Woman attacked, sexually assaulted by homeless man on Divvy bike

Police said a woman received serious injuries from a man who sexually assaulted under a West Loop viaduct after approaching her at the nearby Greyhound Bus terminal Saturday. The man lured the woman to the attack site around 7:45 a.m. with an offer to help her find shelter.

The woman was standing at the bus station, 630 West Harrison, when the man rode up on a Divvy bike and offered his assistance. Police said the man led the woman to a homeless camp under the Eisenhower Expressway on Des Plaines Street and sexually assaulted her. The offender battered the woman, causing injuries that required her to undergo surgery, according to police.

In a community alert issued Saturday night, police said the attacker is a homeless black man in his 20’s who has a slim build, short hair, a mustache, and a beard. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with white lettering, black pants, a black baseball hat, and gray shoes with orange soles. Police said he may live in the homeless camp.

Anyone with information about the attacker or the crime may contact Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380 regarding case JC-337085.
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