$100K Bail for Man Charged in Red Line Groping Incidents

Police said the incidents happened on Sept. 2 and Sept. 3

Bail was set Wednesday at $100,000 for a Chicago man charged with criminal sexual assault in connection with two groping incidents on the CTA Red Line.

Noor Jalil, 53, of the 2400 block of North Kedzie is accused of making inappropriate contact with two female victims while they were aboard the train.

Jalil was charged with two felony counts of criminal sexual abuse, three felony counts of aggravated battery of a transit passenger and one felony count of unlawful restraint.

On Sept. 2, a 33-year-old woman who was 7 months pregnant was riding the Blue Line when Jalil stood directly behind her and rubbed his groin against her buttocks and hip, prosecutors said.

The woman later recognized Jalil on the news and identified him in a lineup.

The next day, a 23-year-old woman was riding the Red Line when Jalil boarded the train and stood directly behind her, prosecutors said. He rubbed his penis against her buttocks before exiting the train at the Chicago station.

After the man got off the train, the woman saw what appeared to be semen on her pants leg and sandal, prosecutors said. The items were tested for DNA.

CTA video showed Jalil boarding the train, and photographs were distrubted to the media. A witness recognized him and called police, who compared Jalil’s driver’s license photo to the CTA video.

Another woman recognized Jalil on the news as the man who pinned her against the window of a Red Line train in early July, prosecutors said. She also identified him in a lineup.

Jalil’s Ventra card shows it was used on the same trains at the times of the reported incidents, according to prosecutors.

After he was caught, Jalil told police that “he may have accidentally rubbed his penis up against other riders,” according to court documents.

Jalil’s lawyer says he has lived in the same building since 1999 and has a masters degree in finance from the University of New Haven.

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