Man With Violent Past Charged With Raping, Robbing Lakeview Woman He Met In Bar

A 46-year-old man with a long, violent criminal history has been charged with sexually assaulting and robbing a woman in her Lakeview apartment early on Sunday.

Carter | Chicago Police Dept

Alexander Carter is charged with armed robbery-indicating a firearm, aggravated criminal sexual assault-threatening the victim’s life, theft of lost or mislaid property, and reckless conduct in connection with the attack that unfolded shortly after midnight in the 500 block of West Oakdale, police said.

After raping the 24-year-old woman, Carter collected valuables from her home, including a cellphone, prosecutors said. Chicago cops followed the pings from that phone to track Carter down in the 5500 block of South LaSalle about an hour after the assault.

His bail is set at $2 million.

State records show that Carter was paroled in June after serving half of the 25-year-sentence that he received for an armed robbery in Chicago’s New City neighborhood.

A man whose court record includes more than eight aliases, Carter’s previous prison stints include a six-year sentence for narcotics and a concurrent 3-year sentence for attempted robbery in 1998; six years for burglary in 1989; and 2 years for aggravated battery-great bodily harm in 1989, according to state records.

Carter is branded with a symbol of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang.

The Assault

Carter met the victim at Nick’s Beer Garden in Wicker Park late Saturday, then followed her and a friend to a nearby Taco Bell, according to information first reported this afternoon by DNAInfo Chicago.

The victim had Carter over to smoke marijuana at her apartment, and he assaulted her when she tried to “end the evening,” DNAInfo reported.

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