Exclusive: Suspect In Lakeview Sexual Assault Was Arrested The Next Night After Similar Incident On SW Side

The man charged with trying to sexually assault a Lakeview woman in her apartment building last Thursday evening was arrested the very next night for a similar attack in the Gage Park neighborhood, according to police records.

Wright | Chicago Police Dept

Terrence Wright was charged yesterday with trying to sexually assault a 24-year-old woman in the vestibule of her apartment building in the 3900 block of North Fremont around 9 p.m. last Thursday. Prosecutors said he followed the woman into her apartment complex, then attacked her from behind, placed her in a chokehold, and sexually assaulted her with his hand before fleeing.

Now, CWBChicago has learned that Wright was arrested the night after the Lakeview attack after a woman reported being attacked by him on the Southwest Side.

Around 10:30 p.m. last Friday, Wright approached the 30-year-old woman outside of her apartment building in the 5300 block of South Kedzie, grabbed her by the hair and “began kissing her all over her face while grabbing her breast and stomach area,” according to a report filed by arresting officers.

The victim was able to push Wright off and run into her apartment where she called 911, police said.

Cops were later called to a nearby McDonald’s where the victim’s brother found Wright hiding, according to police. Wright was arrested and charged with simple battery and probation violation.

Despite the apparently sexual nature of the attack, a police supervisor said in a follow-up report that “no felony charges [were filed] based on all available information at this time.”

State records show that Wright was sentenced to a pair of concurrent seven-year sentences for two armed robberies in 2007. He is being held without bail in the Lakeview case.

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