|A man was dragged into the alley at left and sexually attacked this morning. Hydrate Nightclub’s blue awning can be seen on Halsted Street in the background. Image: Google|
28 June 2013
Chicago Police Department Case #HW338524
A man walking down a Boystown sidewalk was grabbed, pulled into an alleyway, and sexually attacked a few minutes after midnight today. The shocking attack took place just a half block east of the Halsted Strip, between two residences at 727 W. Cornelia Avenue. The highly emotional victim described his attacker as a male, black, in his late 30’s, 5’9” tall, 180 pounds, with black and gray hair, wearing black jeans and a backwards baseball cap.
As background, “rape” is not the name of a crime in Illinois. The state classifies crimes commonly known as rape–forced sexual penetration, penetration in which the other party is not capable of giving legal consent, etc–as criminal sexual assault.
|The location of this morning’s attack.|
UPDATED 5 JULY 2013: Added case number. Added Illinois law information.