Woman robbed, sexually assaulted on Red Line train near Morse station

Police released these CTA surveillance images of a man who allegedly robbed and sexually assaulted a woman aboard a Red Line train on Jan. 2, 2020. | CPD

Police are looking for the man who sexually assaulted and robbed a woman Thursday morning aboard a CTA Red Line train.

Detectives released CTA surveillance images that show the man, including one in which the victim appears to have her hand around the offender’s throat.

Police said the 24-year-old victim was riding a northbound train towards Morse when the man began exposing his genitals around 9:57 a.m. The woman moved to a different car in an effort to get away from the man.

But, the offender followed the woman, struck her several times, touched her inappropriately, and then forced her to perform a sex act against her will, police said.

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The offender then robbed the woman of her valuables and fled at the Morse station.

Police said the offender is 20-30 years old, 5’8” to 5’10” tall, and 150-180 pounds. He has a goatee and braided hair.

Anyone with information about the offender can contact Area North detectives at 312-744-8261 regarding case JD-101447.