Chicago Police have released a sketch of the man who sexually assaulted three women and hid in a little girl's closet within hours Wednesday morning.
The suspect is described as a black male between 16-22 years old, between 6-feet to 6-foot-1 inch tall, 150-170 pounds with black medium-length dreadlocks and a dark brown complexion. Victims of the attacks told police he was wearing a black T-shirt, baggy low-rise jeans, a long white or tan partially hanging belt with a rectangular buckle and white gym shoes.
Police continue searching for the suspect after questioning someone Wednesday night and eventually letting him go. One of the victims told NBC Chicago she wants to know why police released the "person of interest" that she's sure was her attacker.
"It was like the worst day of my life. What you think won't happen to you, happens to you," the 22-year-old woman said. "It ain't no good feeling. I still feel messed up about it."
In the first attack, police said the 22-year-old woman and her 40-year-old mother were assaulted around 4:15 a.m. inside their home on the 10300 block of South Emerald Avenue. She says she was asleep when she heard her mother cry out from her bedroom.
The second incident occurred at about 6:40 a.m. when a 14-year-old girl was walking to a bus stop on the 10000 block of South Peoria. Police said the girl was approached by an unknown male who dragged her to a nearby yard and assaulted her.
The same man is also believed to have been hiding in an 11-year-old girl's closet at 5:30 a.m. at a house nearby. The girl woke up when the family dog started barking and her father arrived in time to see the individual jump out the window.
The Guardian Angels handed out fliers with the police sketch on the 10300 block of South Halsted Friday morning. The community safety group also escorted women and girls to their destinations.
"Somebody knows who he is and we need to stop him," the group said.
Anyone with information about the assaults are asked to call the Area South Detective Division at 312-747-8271.