Outrageous: Man raped woman in Lakeview alley while on probation for violent Red Line sex attack, police say

Just over a year ago, prosecutors said Antoine Jackson beat, robbed, and tried to rape a woman on a Red Line train near Morse. You may remember these surveillance images of the attack that police released as they searched for the offender.

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

Last Sunday, less than six months after he received probation — yes, probation — in that attack, Jackson forced a woman into a Lakeview alley where he raped and robbed her, according to Chicago police.

We’ll know more about last weekend’s attack after Jackson appears in bond court Saturday, but police released a few pieces of information in a community alert after the crime: Detectives said the victim, 29, was walking near School and Kenmore streets around 3:45 a.m. when a man grabbed her from behind, said he had a gun, and forced her into an alley where he raped and robbed her.

Prosecutors today charged Jackson with two counts of aggravated sexual assault with a weapon, felony aggravated robbery, and felony kidnapping.

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Chicago police arrest Antoine Jackson on Thursday, March 25, 2021. | CPD

On January 2, 2020, Jackson allegedly began exposing himself to a 24-year-old woman as they traveled on a Red Line near Morse around 9:57 a.m. The woman moved to a different car to get away, but he followed her, struck her several times, robbed her, touched her inappropriately, and then forced her to perform a sex act against her will, investigators said.

Police released CTA surveillance images of the attack and then arrested Jackson a couple of weeks later. Prosecutors charged him with attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault, felony aggravated criminal sexual abuse, felony robbery, and felony aggravated battery in a public place.

A grand jury later returned an 18 felony count true bill against Jackson.

But, CWBChicago reported last year, prosecutors soon agreed to drop all of the charges except one count of robbery in a plea deal that gave Jackson a sentence of two-years mental health probation. Judge Neera Walsh signed off on the deal and handed down Jackson’s sentence, which required no prison time.

We will post a further update about last weekend’s attack after Jackson appears in bond court Saturday.

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