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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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Woman Attacked In Wicker Park

It happened just before 2 a.m. Monday in the 1700 block of West Pierce Avenue, Chicago police say.

01/19/2015

Adnan Nafasat. (Credit:  Chicago Police)

Another Uber Driver Charged In Sexual Assault Of Passenger

Another black eye for Uber after a passenger levels disturbing allegations against a driver.

01/14/2015

Admon Shasho (Credit: Chicago Police)

Cab Driver Convicted Of 2012 Sexual Assault, Attempted Robbery

A former Chicago cab driver was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman in the Lincoln Square neighborhood during a 2012 robbery attempt.

01/10/2015

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Westmont Police Hunt For Suspect In Home Invasion, Sexual Assault Of Elderly Woman

An elderly Westmont woman told authorities an armed suspect awakened her at 5 a.m. Thursday.

01/02/2015

Maxime Fohounhedo (Credit: Chicago Police)

Uber Driver Charged With Rape Was Using Wife’s Account

A Chicago driver accused of sexually assaulting an Uber passenger was not authorized to drive for the ride-sharing company and used an account created in his wife’s name to pick up customers, the company said Wednesday.

12/31/2014

Maxime Fohounhedo (Chicago Police Department)

Former Uber X Driver Charged With Raping Passenger

Maxime Fohounhedo, 30, has been charged with one count of criminal sexual assault and one count of criminal sexual abuse, police said.

12/29/2014

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Police Investigate Uber Driver Accused Of Raping Passenger

The alleged assault occurred on Nov. 16, according to Chicago Police. Further details about the incident were not released.

12/10/2014

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Champaign Theater Cancels Two Bill Cosby Shows

The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports Friday that Champaign Park District Executive Director Joe DeLuce said canceling the shows was a difficult decision. DeLuce says the district made the decision because the Cosby scandal “keeps on growing.” Ticket holders will receive full refunds.

11/21/2014

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Rape Victim Mortified At Being Billed For Forensic Exam

A sexual assault forensic nurse from suburban Chicago was thinking of moving away from Illinois, to get away from memories of her own rape, and the nightmare she experienced afterwards when the hospital demanded she pay for her rape kit.

11/13/2014

Greg Bogacz. (Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Halloween Sexual Assaults, Second Suspect Still At Large

A Chicago man has been charged in connection with the sexual assault of two women as they were leaving a night club last Halloween. Police are still searching for a second suspect.

11/12/2014

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Police: Woman Sexually Assaulted After Asking For Directions

Chicago police say a woman was sexually assaulted Monday after asking a man for directions.

11/11/2014

Police have released this image of a pair of suspects wanted in connection with two sexual assaults that occurred Halloween night in the West Loop. (Chicago Police Department)

Police Searching For Suspects In West Loop Sexual Assault

The manhunt continues for two suspects police say snatched two women and sexually assaulted them on Halloween.

11/05/2014

Police have released this image of a pair of suspects wanted in connection with two sexual assaults that occurred Halloween night in the West Loop. (Chicago Police Department)

Police Release Images Of Halloween Sexual Assault Suspects

Two women were sexually assaulted in the West Loop on Halloween, and police were asking for help tracking down the men they believe are responsible.

11/04/2014

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