As Many As 8 Questioned In Brutal Rape Near Congress Theater
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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.