Chicago — A Cook County judge has sentenced a Chicago man to 11 years for sexually assaulting a woman in the Lakeview neighborhood in 2018. Terrence Wright, 33, was also sentenced to a consecutive two-year term for aggravated battery in connection with a separate incident that occurred one day after the sexual assault.
On April 19, 2018, a 24-year-old woman saw Wright standing outside her apartment building in the 3900 block of North Fremont and asked him if he was locked out, prosecutors said.
Wright said he was and followed her into the building as she unlocked the front door. In the vestibule, he allegedly grabbed her from behind with a chokehold. The two fought for up to five minutes, according to neighbors who heard the fight.
During the attack, Wright sexually assaulted the woman with his hand before grabbing her wallet and running from the scene, police said.
The next day, Wright followed a 30-year-old woman off an Orange Line train at the Kedzie station, officials said. He grabbed her by the hair and “began kissing her all over her face while grabbing her breast and stomach area,” according to a report filed by Chicago police.
Wright entered guilty pleas before Judge Diana Kenworthy this month. After receiving credit for good behavior and the 1,694 days he spent in jail before pleading, Wright is expected to be paroled on August 4, 2028, according to Illinois Department of Corrections records.
Kenworthy ordered Wright to register as a sex offender.