Prosecutors cut a sweet deal with man accused of sexually assaulting two women and robbing a third while on parole

Tyrone Robinson worked out a sweet deal with prosecutors.

In February 2018, prosecutors charged him with sexually assaulting a woman in Wrigleyville, sexually assaulting another woman in the South Loop, and robbing yet another woman in the South Loop. It all allegedly happened during a six-week period while he was on parole for burglary and aggravated battery of a peace officer.

Prosecutors this month agreed to reduce the South Loop sexual assault to Class 1 kidnapping and dropped the Wrigleyville allegations all together. Bonus: He’ll serve the kidnapping and robbery sentences concurrently.

Tyrone Robinson and the alley where the Wrigleyville attack took place. | CPD; Google

Robinson, now 30, was accused of grabbing a 26-year-old woman from behind, covering her mouth with his hand, and dragging her into an alley on the 900 block of West Cornelia at 1:10 a.m. on February 3, 2018. Police said the attacker asked the victim if she had any money on her and the woman gave him about $20.

CPD issued an unusually detailed account of what happened next:

The offender pushed the victim up against a garbage can and pulled down [the] victim’s pants. The victim was able to pull her pants back up. The offender pulled the victim down steps onto the porch of the Garden Apt at the 3500 block of W. [sic] Wilton. The offender pushed the victim down, pulled out his penis and put his penis in the victim’s face. The victim stated the offender had a condom on. The victim was made to touch the offender’s penis.

Nearby residents interrupted the attack, police said. Cops, aided by video from several Lakeview bars, arrested Robinson a few days later.

Investigators then linked him to another attack in the South Loop from a few weeks earlier. In that case, prosecutors said, he grabbed a 19-year-old woman from behind on the 300 block of West Roosevelt. He allegedly forced her into a stairwell, then robbed and sexually assaulted her.

A few weeks later, he allegedly robbed a 33-year-old woman of her purse on the 1400 block of South Federal.

Cops reportedly connected him to all three crimes through video footage.

Prosecutors dropped the Wrigleyville case entirely during a court hearing this month, court records show. That included 19 felonies, including kidnapping, aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, robbery, and aggravated battery – strangulation.

During the same court session, Robinson pleaded guilty to kidnapping-secretly confining in exchange for a six-year sentence for the South Loop sexual assault and robbery case. Prosecutors dropped 12 other felonies in the deal, including multiple counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, kidnapping, and robbery.

He received 14 years for mugging the other woman in the South Loop.

Judge Domenica Stephenson oversaw the case and sentenced Robinson. She gave him credit for 1,524 days that he spent in custody before pleading and ordered the prison terms to be served concurrently. Officials will reduce his sentence by 50% for good behavior.

His parole date is set for January 17, 2025.

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