Suspect In South Side Sex Assaults In Police Custody After String Of Terrifying Attacks
- Category: Chicago
- Published on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 13:19
- Written by The Chicago Defender
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Police have arrested a suspect in a series of rapes on Chicago's South Side.
A 26-year-old man suspected in a string of sexual assaults on Chicago's South Side last week is in police custody in Indiana Tuesday.
The Tribune reports deputy U.S. marshals in Lafayette, Ind. took the man into custody and are holding him in the Tippecanoe County Jail until he's extradited to Chicago. According to the Sun-Times, the man has not yet been charged.
The suspect was not being named since he hasn't been charged as of Tuesday afternoon. According to CBS Chicago, police say the man previously lived near where last week's rapes took place and has an arrest record in Cook County that spans the past decade.
The devastating attacks happened last week in the city's South Shore neighborhood when the serial rapist attacked four women in a three-hour span of a single night.
Police say the man broke into a home Oct. 9 and sexually assaulted a 43-year-old woman and her 22-year-old daughter. Recalling the attack to reporters, the daughter said it was "the worst day of my life," according to DNAinfo Chicago.
The man was chased away from a nearby home shortly after as he tried to attack a teen girl. He then assaulted a 14-year-old girl on her way to school.
The Chicago Guardian Angels spread the word last week with flyers of the police sketch of the suspect.
"It's not like the guy's going to all of a sudden find Jesus, and heal himself," said Guardian Angel Miguel Fuentes. "This guy's going to attack again, so we need to stop him before he does."
Police had described the suspect as a black, 6-foot-1 tall man between the ages of 16 and 22 years old and weighing between 150 and 170 pounds. He had medium-length black dreadlocks and he was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, baggy blue jeans, a light-colored belt and white gym shoes.