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Jose Antonio Merino | DuPage County sheriff's office

‘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

(Credit: Northwestern University)

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

Ray McDonald. (Getty Images)

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

Ricky L. Fecht (Mount Prospect Police)

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

Court Generic

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

Brian D. Smith (Will County State's Attorney)

Prosecutors: Teacher Traded Academic Help For Sex With Student

Brian D. Smith, 32, is charged with one count of criminal sexual assault and was ordered held on $600,000, Will County State’s Attorney’s Office said Friday.

02/27/2015

Mohammad Hossain (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Rape Suspect Told Police He Was Acting Out ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’: Prosecutors

The alleged incident occurred Saturday on the UIC campus.

02/23/2015

Byron Edwards (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Sentenced To 85 Years For 2008 Sexual Assault

Twenty-five-year-old Byron Edwards was sentenced on Thursday. He’d been convicted by a jury on charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and sexual assault for the November 2008 attack.

02/20/2015

Mohammad Abdullah Saleem (Credit: Elgin Police)

Elgin Imam Charged With Sexually Assaulting Woman

The longtime head of a suburban Chicago Islamic school has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a 23-year-old woman who worked at the school.

02/17/2015

Christopher Abernathy (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Chicago Man Freed From Prison After Sentence Vacated In Illinois Teen’s 1984 Death

Charges will be dismissed against a man who spent nearly 30 years in prison for the 1984 sexual assault and murder of a 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl, Cook County prosecutors said Wednesday.

02/11/2015

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Police: Children Stop Home Invasion, Sex Assault

A man who broke into a home and tried to sexually assault a woman fled after children interrupted the attack, police said.

01/22/2015

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Woman Raped In Wicker Park

A 25-year-old woman was walking in the 1700 block of West Pierce Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. Monday, when a man approached her from behind, grabbed her by the neck, and dragged her into an alley.

01/20/2015

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