sexual assault

Joi Taylor (Credit: Hillside Police)

Brothers File Lawsuit After Proviso West Cafeteria Monitor Charged With Sexually Assaulting Students

Two brothers, both students at a west suburban high school, have filed a lawsuit against the district and board of education, alleging they were both molested by a cafeteria monitor who has since been charged with the crime.

05/22/2015

Surveillance footage of a man suspected of attempting to sexually assault a woman on a North Side Red Line train early Sunday. (Credit: Chicago Police)

CTA Red Line Assault Suspect Arrested

Police have a suspect in custody following an attempted sexual assault on the CTA Red Line.

05/11/2015

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Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Boy In Public Restroom

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office says the boy was assaulted last April, and it’s taken this long for authorities to run the DNA evidence and then find 45-year-old David Vega.

05/08/2015

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Man Robbed, Tried To Sexually Assault Woman In West Town Alley

A man stole a woman’s iPhone and tried to sexually assault her in an alley Tuesday night in the West Town neighborhood.

05/06/2015

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Woman Sexually Assaulted In Lincoln Park Home

Authorities have issued a warning to women living in Lincoln Park, after a woman was raped in her apartment, by an attacker who followed her home from a nearby bar.

05/06/2015

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Chicago Cop Sues Sergeant Who Accused Him Of Sexual Assault

Officer Juan Belmontes filed the lawsuit Monday. In April 2013, Belmontes was charged with sexually assaulting a Chicago Police sergeant while at an apartment in Woodlawn. Three weeks after the charges were filed and Belmontes posted a $2,500 bond, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office declined to further prosecute him.

05/06/2015

Anthony Williams (Credit: Woodstock Police)

NW Indiana Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Girlfriend’s Child

Woodstock police were called to a home in the 1500 block North Seminary Avenue about 11 a.m. Sunday to a report of the sexual assault of a child under 13. After meeting the victim, the victim’s mother and the mother’s boyfriend, officers took the man—34-year-old Anthony N. Williams—in for further questioning.

05/04/2015

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‘Baby Sitter’ Gets 12 Years For Sexual Assault Of 9-Year-Old Girl

In the summer of 2011, while he was supposed to be baby-sitting a 9-year-old relative, a west suburban man sexually assaulted the girl, according to prosecutors.

05/02/2015

Illinois State Capitol

Lawmakers Weighing Additional Protections For Campus Rape Victims

Victims of campus sex assaults in Illinois would have confidential university advisers to help guide them through the legal and medical systems under a legislative proposal that has passed the state House.

04/27/2015

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Biden To Speak On Sexual Assault Prevention At University Of Illinois

According to the White House, Thursday’s talk is expected to highlight the “It’s on Us” campaign President Obama kicked off last year. The president’s initiative began as sexual assaults on college campuses became a frequent topic of news coverage.

04/23/2015

Plot of sexual assaults in Chicago in 2014 using Chicago Data Portal numbers.

Sexual Assaults By Neighborhood, A Tale Of Two Chicagos

The narrative of Chicago’s crime is a tale of two cities – one safe, one violent. For proof, look no further than the number of reported sexual assaults across Chicago’s 77 community areas.

04/09/2015

Maxime Fohounhedo (Credit: Chicago Police)

Secret Recording Leads To Dropping Sexual Assault Charges Against Uber Driver

An Uber driver’s secret recording of his conversation with a passenger prompted Cook County prosecutors Monday to drop rape and kidnapping charges against him, his attorney told the Chicago Sun-Times.

04/06/2015

Michael Greenfield | Barrington Police Department

Barrington Massage Therapist Charged For Second Time With Sex Assault

The manager of a massage therapy business in northwest suburban Barrington is facing sexual assault charges for the second time since March.

04/04/2015

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly, and Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault director Polly Poskin announce a new joint working group seeking to improve prosecution rates of sexual assault cases throughout Illinois. (Source: Illinois Attorney General's Office)

Prosecutors, Police, Advocates Team Up To Focus On Rape Cases

“One of the priorities of this new working group will be to address the challenges that discourage our victims from reporting sexual assault,” said Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

03/31/2015

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Northwestern Student Raped In Dorm Room

School officials said the attacker is not believed to be a student at the Evanston campus, where a young woman was raped inside a dorm room between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Monday.

03/31/2015

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Sexual Assault In A Big City: Is There A Lack Of Priority?

When it comes to safety, a city is often judged by the number of homicides and shootings it has in a year. Where does that leave other crimes like criminal sexual assault? Not a priority, say some sexual assault advocates.

03/26/2015

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Abuse Victims’ Advocate Outraged By Bears Signing Of Ray McDonald

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards spoke with one abuse victim’s advocate outraged by the signing.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2015

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (R) makes an announcement with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at the Treasury Department April 6, 2009 in Washington, DC. The leaders announced a new effort to align responses from federal law enforcement agencies, state investigators and prosecutors, civil enforcement authorities and the private sector to protect homeowners seeking assistance under the Administration's Making Home Affordable program from people looking to perpetrate predatory schemes. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Lisa Madigan Calls For Law Requiring Colleges To Develop Sex Assault Response Plans

Attorney General Lisa Madigan brought together college administrators, law enforcement and victim’s advocates Monday to discuss sex assaults on college campuses.

03/23/2015

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Social Service Agency Employee Fondled Teen Volunteer: Police

Authorities claim Ricky L. Fecht inappropriately touched a 16-year-old who was volunteering at Northwest Compass Inc. in Mount Prospect.

03/16/2015

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Woman Says Ex Disguised Himself Before Sexually Assaulting Her

CHICAGO (STMW) — The escort thought she was meeting a new client named “Ricky Singh” when the bearded, turbaned man arrived at her Bucktown apartment before Valentine’s Day weekend. But when the 26-year-old woman struggled […]

03/06/2015

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