As Many As 8 Questioned In Brutal Rape Near Congress Theater

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are investigating as many as eight suspects in the brutal beating and sexual assault of a teenage girl outside the Congress Theater in Logan Square.

The 18-year-old girl is now recovering back at home in Highland Park.

She was at the concert venue, at 2135 N. Milwaukee Ave., for a show by English DJ and electronic dance music producer Rusko. But she was not allowed in because she didn’t have an ID.

She then went into a restaurant on Milwaukee Avenue across from the theater, where she left with several people, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Soon afterward, she was found lying unconscious and partially naked on a lawn in the 2100 block of North Rockwell Street. Police have said they believe she was brutally gang-raped and attacked by at least three men.

A neighbor, Danny Medina, walked out his front door to a sea of police lights and the young woman’s motionless body lying in his parkway.

People in Logan Square told CBS 2 three men were taken into custody right after neighbors found the young woman.

It is not known is if the woman knew her attackers or if they had just met her in the minutes before assaulting her, the Tribune reported.

Detectives hope DNA evidence will provide some leads.

Harrison Area police detectives are investigating, and the Tribune says anyone with information should call detectives at (312) 746-8252.

  • Just Axin

    Can’t wait for these POS to be caught and their pics plastered on the website. Go get them, CPD!

  • blondie

    now that is a damn shame. i hope they catch the sosbs fast

  • Micheal Savage

    Well monitor then whats your take on it?

  • Wally Wallbanger

    Where is Paul Kersey when you need him?

  • Tyreese

    This sounds like an investigation that could benefit from the skills and unique tactics engineered by the Jon Burge posse. The suspects in this horribly vicious crime must be taken down at all costs. In Burge’s interrogation room, the phrase,”I dint do nuffin”, simply is not acceptable. It’s time to pull out all of the stops and get it done!!!

  • chessy

    I dont like blacks…

    • Angel

      Kill yourself then!

  • Reasonable Doubt

    Chessy, I hope that is an adverb and not an adjective. Nonetheless, here these animals were most likely not blacks. If they were, when the 3 who were brought in for questioning, it would have been noted.

    • tom

      ya sure, keep drinking the kool aid you big dummy!

  • Sam


  • Leroy Goldberg

    God willing Afro, God willing.


    • Angel

      God willing leroy, God willing.


  • zarathrusta

    But are their dogs licensed?

  • Scott

    You idiots, there are no blacks going to hear a english electronic dance producer. You accuse black people for everything. that’s a Hispanic and white neighborhood. so there are no blacks just hanging around the theater if there is not a black artist at the venue. Stop trying to make everything race related. these commits you all constantly place in these blogs are sometimes more sickening than the story itself. makes me wonder who is more of a threat the criminals of you haters that we can’t see.

    • truth is, most black men rape.

      I go to at least five shows a year at the Congress. There are always black panhandlers in the are a and I usually see a few trying to sell weed, crack and other party favors to the concert goers. So yeah, I’m sure it was a group of black guys…it only makes sense!

      • truth is, most black and hispanic men rape.

        Or it was the Mexicans, they always look like they are up to something….Never trust a Mexican any further than you can throw them.

  • missy

    who else does things in groups when it comes to crime? hmmmm

    • Angel

      Your mama, thats who!

  • Angel

    You are truly a IDIOT!!!!…Thank goodness for birth control!

  • justomerandomcommenter

    Everyone is blaming blacks but it was Mexicans from what I was told… Logan sq. is primary Mexican…..

  • 2Sharp

    Unfortunately birth control doesn’t protect against HIV, Herpes or Hep C? These poor excuses for a human being should be castrated for their actions! In fact they should Hanged, Drawn and Quartered as per the procedure mandated by English Law during the High Middle Ages! I would wager, that besides the perps never committing another rape it would deter many potential perps from committing a rape because they would in essence commit suicide, painfully!

  • Border Agent 69

    I don’t care what color they are I just hope they catch these A$$HOLE$ and send them away for a very long and hard time in prison.
    The lifers in prison love these guy’s they will see how it feels to be gang raped and beaten soon they will be getting on a weekly or daily basis for the next 25 yrs

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