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Bond Denied for Suspected Lake View Attacker

DNA evidence links man to brutal sex assault



    Bond Denied for Suspected Lake View Attacker
    Tyrone Maxwell is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Lake View.

    A judge ordered a man held without bond Sunday after the suspect was charged with sexually assaulting a woman as she walked home from a CTA station in the Lake View neighborhood last month.

    Judge Ramon Ocasio ordered Tyrone Maxwell held without bond during a Sunday hearing.

    “I believe he poses...a threat to the community,’’ Ocasio said during the hearing.

    Maxwell was dressed in tan jail garb and when Ocasio asked Maxwell if he wanted to say anything, he said “no.”

    Maxwell, 20, of the 1300 block of West Gladys Avenue, is charged with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, one count of aggravated kidnapping and one count of aggravated robbery, according to police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez.

    On Thursday, Maxwell was pulled out of Cook County Jail where he was being held for an unrelated parole violation, after DNA evidence linked him to the crime, according to Perez.

    The alleged assault happened at 6:50 p.m. Dec. 21, 2010 as the victim was walking home from a train station.

    Asst. State’s Atty. Chris Costello told Ocasio that Maxwell approached the woman from behind as she was walking in the 1300 block of West Barry Avenue. When she turned to see who was there, the man put an "object" to her head, told her he had a gun and demanded money.

    She gave him her wallet and he then directed her to a nearby alley where a brutal sexual assault unfolded with the man repeatedly punching her in the face.

    At some point, the woman grabbed her phone and sent a text message to her boyfriend saying she was raped. The suspect ran off and the woman ran to her apartment where police were called and she went to a hospital, prosecutors said.