Girl, 13, Raped At Gunpoint In West Englewood

UPDATED 02/22/12 6:33 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are warning parents and children in the West Englewood neighborhood Wednesday, a day after a 13-year-old girl was raped at gunpoint in an alley.

Police say around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, the girl was walking in the 5900 block of South Wood Street when a man she didn’t know came up and started chatting with her.

The man then pulled out a blue steel handgun and forced the girl into a nearby alley, where he sexually assaulted her, police said.

The assailant remains at large. He is described as an African-American male standing 5 feet 9 to 5 feet 11 inches tall, with a slim build and a light complexion. He was wearing a black hooded jacket and a black skullcap at the time of the attack, police said.

Police are urging women and children not to walk alone, and are asking everyone to call 911 to report suspicious people, vehicles or activity.

Parents should identify safe havens on their children’s routes to school, such as trusted neighbors or local businesses, police said. Police also advise calling the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy Implementation Office, at (312) 747-9987, to find out about starting a Parent Patrol or a Walking School Bus Program.

Anyone with information on the assault is asked to call Wentworth Area police detectives, at (312) 747-8380.

  • Afro

    As I said before CBS took it down, this was no man.

  • Afro

    Don’t tell me CBS is sympathizing with Rapists now.

    • Durrr

      What the hell is going on over there at CBS. After reading the top page story, I tried to comment and the comment section is missing! Why would CBS omit the comment section on a story they deem relevant enough to put at the top of the page? Come on CBS, get on the ball!!!!!

      • Afro

        I guess CBS feels that only they are entitled to free speech.

  • Lyndia

    who ever did this should go to jail for life. they committed a white man’s crime.

    • Sara

      You want to play the race card for a crime that was commited in the crime capital of Illinois. There is nothing but crimes commited by blacks against blacks in Englewood 24/7. You cannot blame white people for that. There is alot of self-hate in the black community. Face the facts.

      • Carl

        It is not self hate in the black community. When you all have self hate there is no problem. Whites are the one’s that only did such crimes at times face the facts. Whites put us in these neighborhoods to kill each other so they could laugh about it. If people have common sense and sat down to think about what is the real facts they would understand that it. Whites kill their own kind all the time just don’t get talked about cause they wanna pretend that they are prefect and the greatest race.

      • THEE Yard Ape

        @Sara – BRAVO, put that filthy negress in check!!!!

      • Tee Thompson

        “If people have common sense and sat down to think about what is the real facts they would understand that it.”__________________________________ Common sense tells people that your grammar “skills” are simply atrocious. The blacks have made their beds and now they are forced to lay in them. That is tough for you indeed.

    • Mark

      comin’ home to roost.

  • juju

    If I lived in Englewood, I think I would shoot everybody too. That is one useless neighborhood. Need to bomb it, burn it, sell it to Gary, Indiana, napalm it, or fence it in and charge admission. Tired of reading about Jungle-wood.

  • Roberta Waker

    Why was she walking alone in this area? With all the rapes against children lately, chilldren should NEVER walk alone. This description sounds familiar – has this guy raped another young girl recently?

  • othijah

    Ppl be tripn me out talm bout englewood is a bad neighborhood..naw englewood ain’t bad its da ppl…truth be told..its bad everywhere u go..face da facts ppl..this is ah unfriendly world..period

    • Lillie

      Learn how to speak, how disgusting! You should be embarrassed…doubt it though. Your people re embarrassed for you or should be.

  • Spookiest spook

    Facts are, you live in Englewood, you soon will either shoot someone, be shot at, raped, house burnt down, can’t read or write and end up in jail. Hope I didn’t sterotype anyone.

    • Afro

      Don’t forget gan9ban99ing, drugs, and stealing, the list goes on and on.

    • Daisy Dai'Shell

      That’s very funny! I’ve lived in Englewood for 23 yrs & not only did I graduated from Englewood HS as Salutatorian with a 3.875 gpa & a scholarship to Central State Univ. but I’m also self-employed w/ 2 degrees, working on a 3rd as we speak , a clean record, a CDL, and even more celebrity than you can image! Also, I visit my mother in ENGLEWOOD EVERYDAY!!! Oh & btw, there’s many like me in &/or from MY NEIGHBORHOOD as well. Face the facts people, CHICAGO is CHICAGO! #PERIOD! Now if you want to get very technical w/things, the Englewood community actually runs frm State St to Ashland (East to west); which excludes Wood! West Englewood came about when the media lacked in researching the true name of that particular area! They started associating it w/ Englewood because it was relatively close and the area slowly became know for its crimes. Thank you!

  • Carl

    all white people fault and you all know it so face the facts white people only did these crimes blacks got it for them so face the real facts your common sense should tell you. Crime happens everywhere must crime just don’t get talked about over the news and people know in white neighborhoods crime is the worse it just get hidden so everyone face the facts plain and simple. WAKE UP

    • THEE Yard Ape

      @Carl – you are one silly negro !!!!!

      • Tee Thompson

        Silly and stupid.

    • A duhe

      You are simply another black who the Dem pols own…you are on the DEmocrats plantation where they own you for your vote… so you who will say anything as you are too ignorant to think beyond the party line.
      The crime rate in Black neighbourhoods has everything to do with drug use, no moral compass, no fathers in the home raising their children, Entitlements which tell you here is some cash now forget improving yourself and work hard. affirmative Action is simply an affirmation from the Dems that you are not capable of succeeding without extra privileges.
      It is so sad. You are capable if you believe and compete and work on your own two God given legs. Wake up. grow up. Act like decent human beings keeping the same moral code that other hard working, tax paying, contributing members of society embrace. Until you do…welcome to the ghetto crime losers plantation and your masters the Democrat party.

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  • Paula

    All of you hateful people should be ashamed of yourselves. A child was brutalized, irregardless of her race; a child! If that were your daughter and it happened in your home who would you point your finger at, who would you blame if it were one of your own? Don’t act like you have no skeletons in your closets. If you feel and or agree with what the majority of you are saying it’s no wonder our communities are in the state they are. We are here to HELP one another, not act like this, like bullies or dogs.

  • James

    It’s always the black guys…

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    i just moved to chicago and almost got attacked at a train station.

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