Neighbors Pray For Riverside Rape Victim

RIVERSIDE, Ill. (CBS) — A sexual assault less than a block from the Metra train station in Riverside last week has left neighbors feeling on-edge.

On Sunday, about 10 residents joined community organizer Raul Montes Jr., near the scene of the crime, to pray for the victim and her family.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Michele Fiore reports

A 47-year-old woman told police that, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, she was grabbed by a man she believes followed her from the Metra train stop.

The woman says she was hit over the head and then sexually assaulted in an alley less than a block from the train station.

Neighbors say the attack has left them feeling on edge. One man says he will no longer let his live-in girlfriend empty the garbage in the alley behind the apartments, and doesn’t want her to walk in the area after dark.

Residents are calling on Riverside police to get out of their squad cars and walk the beat. They say they would also like to see lights in this alley, which is a common place to walk to and from the Metra train station.


    Let us know the description of the rapist.Do not be afraid of offending any race or color,we just want to be aware who is the punk.

  • g-man

    Since my last post was taken off—–Guess I’ll have to write my opinion AGAIN about how the news media does not report the whole news with a description of the offender when they are told not to by the liberal politicians. That is why the news will not tell the public about how the groups of a certain race are running around downtown Chicago “wilding” (beating and robbing white people) but the truth is not put out there for everyone to see. And since when did we make beating and robbing a warm fuzzy word “wilding” ????

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