On Parole For Red Line Gropings, Sexual Predator Grabs Teen At Truman College

Barry Marquez, a registered sexual predator, is accused of grabbing a woman inside Truman College

A registered sexual predator who’s on parole for fondling two women at the North/Clybourn Red Line station in 2014, is back behind bars.

Prosecutors say 32-year-old Barry Marquez grabbed an 18-year-old woman in a hallway at Truman College and refused to let her go on September 20. Marquez was arrested last Monday when he returned to the school at 1145 West Wilson in Uptown, police said.

He is charged with simple battery. A judge set bail at $3,000 and an Illinois Department of Corrections official said the agency would seek to revoke Marquez’s parole.

Records show that Marquez was released from prison in July 2016 after serving a fraction of two five-year consecutive sentences that he received for fondling women on the Red Line in 2014.

DNAInfo reported at the time that Marquez “grabbed and fondled women on the North/Clybourn Red Line platform…attacking a 28-year-old and a 19-year-old in the course of about 20 minutes” during the evening rush hour.

Marquez currently lists a Rogers Park address as his home.

Rogers Park Alert

Police have issued a community alert after young female victims reported sexual misconduct by an unknown offender in the 1900 block of West Fargo.

A girl told officers that the man was standing behind the glass front door of a building on the block as she walked past between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Friday. The man stared directly at the girl, pulled his pants down, and exposed himself, police said.

In a separate case, a man made eye contact with a girl and placed his hand into his
pants and began inappropriately touching himself, the alert said.

The offender is a 20- to 30-year-old white man who stands about 6-feet tall and weighs 170-200 pounds. He has short light brown hair, a light complexion, and he was wearing a white or gray t-shirt with black shorts.

Anyone with information about the matter is asked to call police at (312) 744-8261.

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