Police Release Sketch After Girl Is Raped In West Englewood

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police hope a new sketch will help them catch the man who attacked and sexually assaulted a young girl in broad daylight in the West Englewood neighborhood.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, the 13-year-old girl was walking to school in the 5900 block of South Wood Street around 8:45 am. Tuesday, when a man she didn’t know came up and started chatting with her.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports

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 then ran off.

Since the rape, community leaders have been passing out fliers to raise awareness.

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.

The assailant 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.

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

  • Just Axin

    From that sketch it should be easy to find this white guy in Englewood.

    • Hoth Industries

      You should read the article instead of relying on the photo to come to your absolute idiocy.

  • katavia hill

    you over grown adults should learn to leave our babies alone and go out and buy yourselves a toy instead of tampering with our children

  • Anglo-Saxon

    An Afro-American male. An Afro-American male. An Afro-American male. I’m getting tired of reading about Afro-American males in the crime news, day after day after day!!!!

    • Hoth Industries

      Anglo-Saxon, you are the key to what you choose to read or not to read regarding the news… someone get this guy a warmed baby bottle.

  • Lyndia

    By the time I be 13 I already has sex wit all my mommas mens.

    • Hoth Industries

      I must have missed that episode of Jerry Springer.

  • citizen of chi

    hope they catch the useless animal and hang him high.hope the little is ok.no one deserved to get assulted.legalize gun law

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