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Man Charged With Raping Woman In Broad Daylight In Evanston

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Marlow S. Land

Marlow S. Land is charged with sexually assaulting a woman in broad daylight in Evanston Monday. (Credit: Evanston Police)

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EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) — A West Side man stands charged with sexual assaulting a woman in broad daylight in Evanston, a few blocks from away from Evanston Township High School.

Evanston police say around 1:55 p.m. Monday, a woman called police and said she had just been sexually assaulted in the 1900 block of Dewey Avenue, just north of Emerson Street.

The woman called police from the nearby Family Focus Center saying she had just been sexually assaulted. She gave police a detailed description of her attacker.

The woman, a 19-year-old Evanston resident, had gotten off a Chicago Transit Authority bus at Emerson Street and Dodge Avenue, and her rapist followed her off the same bus, police said.

Upon reaching the residential block of Dewey Avenue, the rapist grabbed the woman and slammed her to the ground between two houses, police said. He then ripped off the woman’s clothing and had forcible sexual intercourse with her, police said.

The victim did not suffer any serious injuries, but was examined at a area hospital, police said.

Soon after the victim called police, Evanston police officer on patrol quickly found someone matching a short distance to the south in the 1600 block of Church Street.

The victim identified the man as her assailant, and he was arrested.

Marlow S. Land, 24, of the 200 block of North Latrobe Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood, is now charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault.

Police said he admitted to detectives that he had raped the woman, after coming to Evanston to visit a friend earlier in the day.

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