Man Charged in Uptown Sexual Assault & Robbery

By Summer Nettles and Christian Farr
|  Sunday, Dec 9, 2012  |  Updated 7:40 PM CDT
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Chicago Police arrested and charged a 32-year-old man who allegedly robbed and sexually assaulted a woman in the Uptown neighborhood early Sunday. Christian Farr reports for NBC News at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.

Chicago Police arrested and charged a 32-year-old man who allegedly robbed and sexually assaulted a woman in the Uptown neighborhood early Sunday. Christian Farr reports for NBC News at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.

Chicago police arrested and charged a 32-year-old man after a woman was sexually assaulted and robbed in the Uptown neighborhood early Sunday.

Officers responded to a call of a "Sexual Assault in Progress" around 1:40 a.m. in the 4400 block of N. Sheridan, according to a press release from Police News Affairs office. Police arrived and found a 32-year-old woman who had been robbed, battered and sexually assaulted.

A witness on the scene pointed out the offender, who was trying to flee on bicycle, to police. Police quickly apprehended the man.

"This cop car pulled up and there was this dude in a rain coat stealing a bicycle, and the cops ran up to him and they jumped on him," said witness Ian Gonzalez-Muentener.

The offender was identified as Jason Gurneau, of the 1000 block W. Lawrence. He faces charges of robbery, aggravated battery, aggravated criminal sexual assault and two counts of resisting a police officer.

The victim was taken to Illinois Masonic after suffering multiple abrasions and bruising, police said.

Gurneau is scheduled to appear in bond court at 26th and California on Monday.

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