Police Seek Rapist in West Chicago

Neighbor Says Assault Was In Woman's Home

A sexual assault in West Chicago has police warning residents to beware. West Chicago police officers on Sunday responded to a home in the 700 block of Pine Street where an alleged sexual assault had occured. The call came in shortly after 11 p.m., according to a police news release.

The woman was attacked in her home. A resident said that the screen was cut to the victim's home and, once inside, the offender told the woman that he had been watching her. Police did not confirm or deny that information.

The ongoing investigation has helped police create a computer-generated composite of the suspect. He is described as being approximately 35 years old, possibly of Hispanic or Middle-Eastern descent and about 5-feet 7- to 8-inches tall. Police say the man has a edium to slightly muscular build, curly hair and, at the time of the assault, a "five o’clock shadow." Police ask that you call 911 if you encounter an individual matching this description. They remind residents to lock doors, leave adequate exterior lighting on after dusk and report any suspicious activity in their neighborhood to police immediately.

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