CHICAGO (CBS)–A 27-year-old Schaumburg man has been charged with assaulting and kidnapping a woman in a forest preserve.
Ryan Patterson was charged with criminal sexual assault and kidnapping after an investigation by the Cook County Sheriff’s Police.READ MORE: Over 23,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
On May 30 around 8:15 p.m., a man attacked a 48-year-old Streamwood woman while she was on a trail at the Arthur L. Janura Forest Preserve, near Hoffman Estates. Officials said the man attacked her and threw her cell phone into a wooded area.
Officials said the offender then dragged her into a wooded area and sexually assaulted her.READ MORE: Woman Stabbed Near CTA Green Line, Police ID Suspect In Stabbing Death Of Anat Kimchee
“During the course of their investigation, Sheriff’s Police detectives identified the offender as Ryan Patterson,” Sheriff Thomas J. Dart, stated in a press release. “He was taken into custody on June 11.”
Patterson’s bond was set at $150,000 Wednesday at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse.MORE NEWS: 'It Is Sad': The United Center COVID Mass Vaccination Site Closes Thursday
Sheriff’s Police detectives believe there may be additional victims. Anyone with information about additional victims is asked to call officials at 708-865-4896.