Woman Sexually Assaulted in Ukrainian Village Gangway

A woman standing on a corner in Ukrainian Village Friday morning was pulled into a gangway and sexually assaulted during an attempted robbery, police said. 

The 31-year-old was standing at a CTA bus stop around 6:20 a.m. in the 2200 block of West Chicago Avenue when a man approached her and tried to take her cell phone, according to authorities.

The man then pulled the woman into a gangway and sexually assaulted her. He then fled on foot, according to authorities. 

"I feel horrified. I feel absolutely horrified," a nearby resident said. 

The woman was taken to St. Mary's Hospital, where her condition was not immediately released. 

The attack, which occurred just before rush hour, unnerved residents in the area. 

"It's terrifying because it's a pretty busy area in the morning," a Ukrainian Village resident said. "I see people leaving at the same time for work." 

Area Central Detectives are still investigating the case, and some residents are hoping that more is done to prevent such attacks in the future. 

"It's still dark and the lights are not bright in the city and we have a lot of crime here as it is, and to not have lights, that makes it even (scarier)," resident Zeolia Gordon said. 

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