Chicago police search for rapist

July 30, 2012 12:40:05 PM PDT
Chicago police are searching for a man who reportedly sexually assaulted a victim in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on Friday evening.

The victim was walking around 7900 S. Western Avenue when the offender pulled the victim into a vacant lot and sexually assaulted her.

Police issued a community alert on Monday. They said residents should avoid secluded areas such as parks, alleys and vacant lots during late night and early morning hours, and walk in groups whenever possible.

Police provided this description of the offender:

  • Male black
  • Between 35 and 40-years-old
  • Height 5'08" and weight 200 lbs
  • Brown eyes, black hair, braids, dark complexion
  • Tattoo on right side of neck
  • Wore a white t-shirt, black pants and black gym shoes
  • Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact police.

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