Wrigleyville: Man charged with beating pregnant woman at Addison Red Line last month

Julius Hope (inset) is charged with attacking the woman on a train at the Addison station last month. | CPD; Google

An Englewood man has been charged with assaulting a pregnant woman at the Addison Red Line station last month, according to court records.

Late last Wednesday night, cops at the Jackson Red Line station stopped 35-year-old Julius Hope after he tried to jump a turnstile, police said. A routine name check revealed that detectives had issued an investigatory alert for Hope in connection with the Feb. 13th attack.

Prosecutors said Hope was identified as the man who punched and kicked the 25-year-old pregnant woman on a Red Line train just after 11 p.m. that night. The woman was riding home from work when Hope approached her, began insulting her, and then became physical, prosecutors said.

When the doors opened at Addison, Hope allegedly stepped off the train, then returned to batter the woman again before running from the station at 940 West Addison.

Prosecutors have charged Hope with felony aggravated battery of a pregnant woman. Judge Mary Marubio ordered him held without bail.
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