Woman Sexually Assaulted In Alley Near NU Campus In Evanston

EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) — A woman was sexually assaulted in an alley earlier this week as she walked a dog just a few blocks north of the Northwestern University campus in Evanston.

The university issued a security alert in the wake of the attack in an alley off the 700 block of Central Street, close to Orrington Avenue. The victim is not affiliated with Northwestern.

Between 10 p.m. and midnight Monday, the woman was walking a dog when she was confronted by a man who displayed a gun and sexually assaulted her, according to the alert.

“The victim reported it initially to a co-worker, and the co-worker notified police,” Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

The 23-year-old Chicago woman was in the area for her job, which is walking dogs, Parrott said.

She was examined at a hospital, where she was treated and released, he said.

The offender was described as a white man, 30-50 years old and 5-foot-10 to 6 feet, wearing a dark knit cap, dark coat and dark pants, the alert said.

Even though the victim was not affiliated with Northwestern, Parrott said the attack was not only near the campus, but also just about a block from the home of the university president.

Police have had no previous reports of attacks in that area, he said, and no witnesses have yet contacted police.

The incident remains under investigation and anyone with information should call police at (847) 866-5000.

Northwestern University Police remind students and staff to report suspicious people and activities to university or Evanston police by dialing 911, or by using one of the blue-light emergency phones on campus.

This is the second sexual assault that has made the headlines in Evanston in as many weeks. Around 1:55 p.m. March 5, a woman called police and said reported that she had been sexually assaulted in broad daylight in the 1900 block of Dewey Avenue, just north of Emerson Street.

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.

Marlow S. Land, 24, of the 200 block of North Latrobe Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood, was charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault, after police say he admitted to the crime.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • THEE Yard Ape

    A white man!!! Place a bullet between his eyes when he’s caught!!!!



    • German Leprechaun

      Will the real Lyndia please stand up?!

      • LYNDIA

        I be on my back or knees most times.

  • shannon

    10 – MIDNIGHT……..IN THIS DAY N TIME!!!???

  • marc(proud black man)

    Ah damn….I only thought black people acted like animals. Go figure.Must be a fluke since we know white people don’t ever commit crimes.

    • Bill

      Agreed, marc. Something must be wrong with this story!

  • Just Axin

    No proud black, whites do and should be punished (though I’m thinking he was just a light-skinned brother who did this), however, rapes by whites are rare in chgo, esp when compared to blacks who rape. In fact, most violent crimes here follow the same. But go ahead, talk about how whites enslaved throughout history.

    • THEE Yard Ape

      @Just – marc is the type of person that would claim discrimination because I want the white rapist shot and the black ones to hang. He would say hanging is racist and surely “axe” the “united negro pizza fund” to organize a march!!!

  • Just Axin

    YApe- Good one, though i think it’s Rib Tips Fund instead.

  • marc(proud black man)

    Nah Apeman, no problem at all. He should be destroyed however society sees fit just like all rapist of any color! We can hang or shoot them,makes me no difference. Which is for some reason, too hard for someone as stupid as you to understand. When I see crime I don’t care about color of person,just that it needs to be punished swiftly.

    And yes Just your race is more evil than blacks,hispanics or any race ever could be!! Why don’t you stop being a coward and admit it!!When whites were running around killing and hanging folks and stealing their land..Just the beginning..It was okay.But now that you fools are forced to be civilized every other race needs to be destroyed.SORRY, your flawed logic just doesn’t cut it! But the real problem is you are too stupid to see otherwise.You actually believe typing behind your pink keyboard is solving something. I can tell you,Ape,Milton, you guys are all to cowardly to live in the real world!! You live in some rural,area where your neighbors can’t hear you when you and your mom are going at it!! That’s just the type of guys you are.

    Yup. typical white person that thinks the world was made for them..You did get one thing right though,I do like ribs.

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