Cops Seek Suspected Serial Rapist On Northwest Side

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police were warning Northwest Side residents about a man suspected of raping several women at knifepoint.

According to an alert from Grand-Central Area Detectives, the man attacked a 31-year-old woman at about 1 a.m. Sunday as she was walking on North Avenue between Pulaski Road and Homan Avenue. Police said the man was driving a small, blue, four-door vehicle when he approached the woman and took her into an alley on the 1400 block of North Monticello Avenue and raped her at knifepoint.

Police said the man is suspected of raping other women who have “high-risk lifestlyes,” but did not release any details from the other attacks.

The attacks have occurred in the Grand-Central and Shakespeare police districts, which include the Humboldt Park and Logan Square neighborhoods.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, approximately 35 years old, who is between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-8, with a stocky build and a medium complexion. The man wears his hair in a long mohawk with a ponytail in the back and the sides of his hairline are shaved, police said. He also has a tattoo of a cross on his right shoulder.

Anyone with information about the suspect should call Grand-Central Area detectives at (312) 746-8282.

  • Afro

    This is absolutely inexcusable and totally avoidable Pat Quinn I hope I hope you are happy with another


    How safe do you feel fellow Illinoisans?

    you can call Pat Quinn’s office and voice your support for HB 148 Brandon Phelps said he may bring it up again around March and guess what.

    ISRA is proud to sponsor Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day for 2012. Wednesday, March 7, 2012

    Forget the hassle of parking near the Capitol! IGOLD will have buses going to Springfield from strategic locations throughout Illinois. Ride the bus, ride with your friends. This year there are additional buses in the Chicago area.

    • ELois P. Clayton

      Gov. Quinn, is trying to get Chester Mental Health Center closed!

      Patients there are being ABUSED in ALL sorts of ways, guards are involved in these abuses and the ‘treatment’ team, are only covering as the admin. is for the guards.

      A RALLY need to be held to protest these abuses.

      Chester police department states, “Chester takes care of their OWN problems’, which EXPOSES that they do nothing to prosecute the guards there who commit assaults as others do.

      “Red Level” FALSE writeups on patients, are random there and is used to keep receiving more FISCAL monmies from the government.


      (X) administrator, Patricia Kelley-Mosbacher, Roy Evans, Ken Chris Roberts, Joe, Dr. Thakur. David Dunker and many more, are involved in the COVERUP of abuses on patients at CMHC.

      Guards names Alvin and Clarence are also involved in the abuses orchestrated on patients.

      “SW” Travis Nottmiar, is another that I learned recently, is involved in this COVERUP of abuses on patients.

      Department of Human Services(DHS), Michelle Saddler(Secretary), is also involved in this coverup and I have PROOF.

      Over a month ago, I asked admin., Ellen Steibel, for a face-to-face meeting to discuss the delay in my brothers transfer and on 02-09-2012, she stated to I, that , “you have to talk to Travis(SW), about that.

      She’s the admin. WHY do I need to speak with Travis?

      I went through the admin.(by way of phone conversation with Pat. Kelly-Mosbacher) before, but now I need to confirm it with a “SW”?


  • dan

    So Afro are you saying the woman with a high risk lifestyle (aka wh0re) should have been carrying a pistola?

    Would she meet the qualifications to legally obtain a conceal and carry permit?

    Would we want wh0res to legally carry guns? If she pulled a gun he probably would have taken it away from her and shot her. If she did have a gun she probably would have traded it for crack and then some crack dealer would have another gun or sell it to some other thug!

    Is that why you posted the bla bla bla chatter that really has nothing to do with this story, you are advocating for wh0res to carry guns?

    It’s not so cut and dry as you right to carry people make it out to be……

    • non

      What if a perp takes a gun away from a cop? Why is it ok for a cop to carry, but not a law abidding citizen?

    • Mr. Justice

      >>>>>>>>>>>>>Dan, You Are an idiot. Many of us are sick and tired of you puking liberals who think no one should own guns. Wake up dumb A$$. The bad guys have weapons. It’s time for Illinois to have Conceal Carry. Oh, and by the way, the other 49 states have Conceal Carry or Open Carry. So, your view point is moot.

      • Colt .45 the GUN!!

        @ THANK YOU, MR.JUSTICE.and i already carry,let the chips fall where they may…..or the thug who thinks i’m an easy target.

    • Afro

      dan must be the rapist! I can’t see any other reason for him to be afraid of anyone carrying for protection.

    • Afro

      @dan the advocate for rapists,

      You act like anyone carrying a gun would be a trigger happy ramped fool. Have you ever left Chicago? Have you ever been outside of Illinois? We walk among people who carry silently everyday. Statistics show that people who carry will do more to avoid a situation than someone who isn’t carrying.

      • Greg

        Thats a strong possibility Afro dan could be the rapist, especially the way he seems to know the perp only wants “wh0res” and not regular women if they were out at 1am which they have every right to be. And the way he is defending the rapist by shifting the spotlight to the women (Victims).

    • Jerry


      Wow dan you are a real nut job if a woman meets the criteria set fourth then yeah she should be allowed to carry, no matter if she has a high risk lifestyle. Just because she is a “wh0re” doesn’t mean that all of them are the way you say. There are other things that are high risk what about the bar maids and dancers or factory workers that get off work at 3am?

  • dan

    No Mr. Justice your the idiot-first of all I am not a liberal nor a democrat and I have no objection to people who are competent and sane from carrying weapons legally-it’s the dumb azz coments that you and afro inject in stories that have no relevance to conceal and carry-the story above is about a person with a high risk lifestyle walking down North 1AM

    Where does the logic of being able to carry a weapon legally fit into this story and how would it prevent a crime-it doesn’t because more than likely the woman has been arrested and would not be able to legally own a gun. Are you saying Mr. Justice that if Afro was driving down the North Ave. he would have jumped out of his car and pumped 16 slugs into the rapist?

    Conceal and carry is not going to lower crime one bit! It is not going to stop crime from occurring in Englewood or Lawndale either and the idiot thugs are not going to be deterred one bit because they are too stupid. It’s only going to make puzzys like you too not scared anymore………..idiot(s)

    • Afro

      You know what dan courage isn’t in the firearm I would not hesitate to shoot a threat to my life or my families life but I do know what restraint is and so do other law abiding citizens. No matter the lifestyle there are other high risk lifestyles other than being a “Wh0re” in Chicago being in your car at a red light at 5:30am is high risk.

    • Greg


      Do you think this guy asks these women what they do for a living and just because this one or the one before her was a “wh0re” that don’t mean he wouldn’t rape any other woman.

  • Marcus

    Nail that sp*c.

  • Ben

    catch and deport

    • Afro

      @ Ben

      Ben the guy would more than likely find his way back and continue to rape. What do you think about this? We should kill him and let him rot in the cook county morgue with the rest of his unclaimed family.

  • Jennifer

    To mention the “high-risk lifestyle” of former victims in this article is appalling. That information is completely unnecessary and adds no value to this report. All it serves to do is assign some of the blame to the women. Nowhere does it say this most recent victim lead a “high-risk lifestyle” like the others, yet in these comments it’s already assumed she’s probably a “wh0re”. The women are victims regardless of profession – and to refer to them as wh0res rather than prostitutes shows how effective this type of subtle injection of text can be. High-risk could mean anything, but placed in quotes, its purpose is to have the reader assume exactly what many did. And worse, it implies that these woman should have behaved, acted or dressed differently to avoid being raped. Maybe this woman and the others were prostitutes – but it doesn’t matter. Rape is rape… period. Wake up people – rape is about control, not sex. And shame on the person who wrote the text in this article. Just find this guy and make sure he doesn’t rape anyone else.

  • juju

    Just another ugly day of comments from ugly people.

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