Cops: Woman sexually assaulted in Lakeview apartment

Sketch of man in Lakeview assault (Chicago police)

A woman was sexually assaulted by a man who pushed his way into her Lakeview apartment and told her, “Shut up, don’t talk, don't say anything,’’ according to police.

The 24-year-old woman had been out with her boyfriend at a bar at Diversey Parkway and Sheridan  Road when she decided to leave for home around 4 a.m. Sunday, police said.  She walked home alone to her apartment building nearby in the 400 block of West Belmont Avenue because her boyfriend wanted to stay out, police said. 

Another resident let her in and she was walking toward her first-floor apartment when she noticed a man in the laundry room near her apartment, according to the police report.

As she opened the door, she was pushed into her apartment by the man, who threatened her, then ripped her clothing off and sexually assaulted her, police said. The man fled down the hallway and she called police, according to the report.

The woman was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to Fire Department spokesman Juan Hernandez.

The woman was able to give a partial description of the attacker, telling police the man was black, in his early 30s with a medium complexion. He is about 6 feet tall and between 180 and 190 pounds, police said. The man had a well defined scar running down his left cheek, police said. He was wearing black jeans and a dark colored long sleev t-shirt, police said.

Detectives took evidence from the laundry room and from the apartment and were hoping to retrieve footage from a surveillance camera nearby.

No arrests have been made as of Monday.
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