Police search for suspect in sexual assault

October 22, 2008 5:51:14 AM PDT
Chicago police are searching for a suspect who sexually assaulted a woman as she was walking home on the city's South Side early Tuesday morning. Police say the man -- who was armed with a knife -- forced the 19-year-old victim into an alley near 63rd and Rhodes and he sexually assaulted her.

The victim was treated and released from the hospital. Police are now working to get a description of her attacker.

A friend of the victim claims the suspect followed her after she got off the 63rd Street CTA bus at the corner stop.