Man gets 7 years for trying to sexually assault woman at Belmont Red Line station

CHICAGO — A Cook County judge has sentenced a man to prison for robbing and trying to sexually assault a woman at the Belmont CTA station in Lakeview two summers ago.

Marc Duncan, 37, tried to pull the pants off of a 20-year-old woman and then robbed her as she stood on the platform around 10:40 a.m. on July 21, 2020, prosecutors said during an initial bail hearing.

Marc Duncan | CPD; File

When the call was dispatched, a Chicago police commander happened to be at the CTA station, 945 West Belmont, and he helped arrest Duncan moments later. Duncan was out on bail at the time for resisting arrest and shoplifting from a Lakeview convenience store less than two weeks prior.

Duncan pleaded guilty to attempted criminal sexual assault and robbery, according to court records. Judge Mary Brosnahan sentenced him to seven years for the sexual assault and four years for the robbery. Records from the Illinois Department of Corrections show that he will be paroled on July 14, 2027.

Brosnahan ordered Duncan to register as a sex offender for life.

He has been sentenced to prison for five previous felony convictions, according to IDOC: theft in 2016; escape from electronic monitoring in 2016; and narcotics in 2016, 2014, and 2004.

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