Woman Assaulted on Chicago's South Side

The attack is the fourth in about a month

By Michele Relerford
|  Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012  |  Updated 7:29 AM CDT
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Woman Assaulted on Chicago's South Side

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A woman was assaulted around 5:30 a.m. Sunday near 46th and South Christiana Avenue in Chicago's Brighton Park neighborhood, police said.

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A woman was attacked early Sunday in the Brighton Park neighborhood, the fourth rape on Chicago's South Side in about 30 days. The woman was assaulted around 5:30 a.m. in the area of 46th and South Christiana Avenue, police said.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man with black hair worn in a ponytail, police said. He's about 28-36 years old and weighs about 200 pounds.

Late last month a 13-year-old girl was attacked at gunpoint as she walked to school in the 5900 block of South Wood Street. The man approached her, pulled out a handgun and forced the girl into a nearby alley, police said.

Days later, a 26-year-old woman was assaulted on board a CTA Red Line train from Roosevelt to 79th Street. On Feb. 29, a 15-year-old was walking near 95th and Prairie when a man walked up behind her, pulled out a gun and forced her into a nearby yard.

The Guardian Angels were out in force Wednesday morning to make the public aware of the latest rape in the area. The group was stationed at 47th and Kedzie Wednesday in the Brighton Park area, handing out fliers and escorting students to the Orange Line and to school.

The Guardian Angels will hold another rape awareness class from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at St. Gall Church.

Anyone with information about the attack is urged to call police.

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