Woman, 18, sexually assaulted in Ravenswood, police say in community alert

A man sexually assaulted a woman after luring her into a Ravenswood construction site Monday evening, Area Three detectives said in a community alert Tuesday afternoon.

The woman, an 18-year-old Uptown resident, was walking home on the 4800 block of North Ravenswood when the offender approached her and lured her into the construction area between 6:45 p.m and 7 p.m., according to the alert and a CPD report. There, the man sexually assaulted her before escaping eastbound on Lawrence Avenue, police said.

The woman continued to her home, where her father called 911 after learning about the attack, according to a CPD report. Police summoned an ambulance to the family’s home to treat the woman.

She described the attacker as a Black male with shoulder-length dreadlocks who’s about 27-years-old, 6’3” tall, and 190 pounds. According to the alert, he was wearing a red t-shirt, black pants, and a black paisley bandana as a facemask. He also carried a black duffle bag across his body, police said.

Anyone with information about the crime can contact detectives about case JE-233594 at 312-744-8261.

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