Lakeview Woman Followed From Red Line, Sexually Assaulted Overnight

The victim told police that she may have been followed from the Sheridan Red Line station | Wikicommons

A 28-year-old Lakeview woman was followed into her apartment building and sexually assaulted this morning, police said. No one is in custody.

The victim said the offender may have trailed her from the Sheridan Red Line station to her apartment building in the 1000 block of West Dakin around 4:10 a.m.

At the building, he grabbed her from behind, forced her into the residence, and assaulted her, police said. The suspect then fled out the back door of the building and through an alley, police said.

Video footage is being collected from the CTA.

A source said police are working with a preliminary description of the offender: male, black, 25- to 35-years-old, and over 6-feet tall. He has a tattoo on the right side of his neck and was wearing a thin gray sweater with light blue jeans.

The victim was treated and released from Thorek Hospital, police said.

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