UIC Student Sexually Assaulted In Broad Daylight Near Campus

UPDATED 02/03/12 5:45 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are warning students at the University of Illinois at Chicago to be on the lookout, after a woman was attacked and sexually assaulted right in the middle of the Rush medical campus.

As CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports, the 24-year-old woman was not attacked for her money, her cell phone or her purse. She was attacked for the express purpose of being sexually assaulted, and it happened in broad daylight.

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Police said two men grabbed a 24-year-old woman on Paulina Street, just south of Harrison Street, sometime between 2:30 and 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

The block of Paulina Street where the assault happened is right in the center of the Rush University Medical Center campus, with a parking structure on the east side of the street, and the Armour Academic Center on the west.

The men pulled a dark hat over the woman’s head and eyes, according to a campus crime alert. They took her into a vehicle at knifepoint, forced her inside, and sexually assaulted her.

But it didn’t end there. After the rape, the attackers punched the woman and beat her, before they finally pushed her out of the car. She hit the ground and lost consciousness.

According to police, the woman woke up in a parking lot in the 700 block of South Paulina Street, between Flournoy and Polk streets. She walked a few blocks to UIC Medical Center, where she was treated and released.

The attackers did not take anything from the woman, police said.

Another UIC student said the brazen attack has her thinking she might need protection.

“Don’t travel alone, but sometimes you can’t help it,” said Juanita Brown, “because especially if you’re a student… mace or something to protect yourself.”

Police said no one was in custody as of Friday morning.

  • tradefin

    conceal carry. Stop these thugs in the UIC area.

  • juju

    uh,uh someone is watching. thought po po was working the skreet like the ho hos.

  • westside willie

    No desciption of the offenders? Oh I get it.

  • ifeelsosafe

    It’s funny how there is never no one in custody. A cop gets shot a few weeks back and in two to three days they have suspects. These coppers don’t give a sht about you or me all they care about is themselves.

    • I hate liberals

      Cops,like all people that go harms way, take care of their own. Someone like you that lives under their protection would never understant this.

  • Micheal Savage

    Hey Chief McCarthy you going to blame this on Sarah Palin again like you did last summer,hey Chief I bet it was 2 obamanites that committed the crime.

    • THEE Yard Ape

      @Mr. Savage – BRAVO !!!!

  • alex

    hey what if they are mexican? the girl got hit on the head and assaulted by 2 guys when they pulled hat over her eyes. she 1. didn’t see her attackers most likely. 2. guns won’t save you if you’re unconscious. They are deleting your posts because you were too dense to see these things.
    Lets al embrace a true white hero – newt gingrich – after all he had the guts and honour to leave his wife when she got cancer. now THATS some great conservative values! God Bless America.

    • Rex LovesGod69

      New Gingrich doesn’t even believe in dinosaurs. Come on, let’s evolve my fellow human.

    • Mike Fangman

      Cheers, mate!

    • Demosthenes

      Another researcher concludes that in 1989, blacks were three or four times more likely to commit rape than whites, and that black men raped white women thirty times as often as white men raped black women. [321]

      In a 1974 study in Denver, 40 percent of all rapes were of whites by blacks, and not one case of white-on-black rape was found. In general, through the 1970s, black-on-white rape was at least ten times more common that white-on-black rape.

  • Nick Chicago

    Why dosen`t an investigative reporter do an investigation into the why the news
    is so unfairly reported all the time with reguard to perpetraitor`s decriptions????

  • Mike Fangman

    Ever notice how the mouthbreathers are too chicken to comment using their real name? They hide behind aliases like “Smash Crasher” and “Micheal Savage”?

  • juju

    was the girl hot?

    • Solomon Wong


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