Highland Park man pleads guilty to 2009 sex assault

May 31, 2011 3:16:03 PM PDT
A north suburban man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman along a bike trail back in 2009.

Eduardo Franco, 22, of Highland Park, faces a minimum of six years in prison and he must register as a sex offender for life.

In July of 2009, a 32-year-old woman was attacked by Franco as she walked along the Green Bay bike trail.

The victim had just got off a Metra train at the Ravinia stop in Highland Park.

Police increased patrols in that area after the attack.