Alderman's Facebook Post May Have Helped Capture Rapist

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    NEWSLETTERS

    TK
    Chicago Police Department

    The posting of a community alert on an alderman’s Facebook page reportedly led to the capture of a Forest Park man accused of sexually assaulting a woman on the Northwest Side and beating another.

    Antonio Lamont Nettles, 41, of the 7500 block of Harvard Street in Forest Park, was charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, one count of aggravated robbery, one count of kidnapping by force or threat and one count of attempted kidnapping, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

    The alert accused Nettles of sexually assaulting one woman and beating another in two separate attacks on the Northwest Side on April 13.

    He first allegedly ran up to a lone female and attempted to force her into an unknown vehicle.

    Nettles insinuated he had a knife and gun, but did not display any, then sexually assaulted the female.

    In the second incident, nearly 45 minutes later, Nettles allegedly struck a victim in the face with his fist and foot.

    Area North detectives issued a community alert with a sketch of the suspect, which was later posted to the Facebook page of Ald. Mary O’Connor.

    After the alert was posted on Facebook, detectives reportedly received information that led to Nettles, who eventually turned himself in, the Sun-Times reported.