Man held on rape, robbery charges

August 20, 2009 3:12:21 PM PDT
A 40-year-old Chicago man is now charged with raping a woman at gunpoint and robbing her friend in Jackson Park Tuesday night.Richard Martin is charged with sexual assault, sexual abuse and armed robbery.

Police say late Tuesday, martin ambushed a couple as they sat in the park and ordered them to the ground. Investigators say he then sexually assaulted the woman and stole the man's wallet.

Police took Martin into custody a short time later.