‘I wasn’t trying to rape her, I was trying to kill her,’ assailant tells Chicago cops who interrupted violent attack

CHICAGO — New details have emerged about a situation in which Chicago police believed they interrupted a sexual assault in progress on the South Side earlier this week.

Cops responding to a call of a sexual assault in progress in the 9600 block of South Chappel around 8:50 p.m. Monday found a 24-year-old woman being attacked, according to a CPD media statement, which said the victim had been sexually assaulted. The officers detained the alleged assailant, 19-year-old Keenan Jackson, at the scene.

“I wasn’t trying to rape her, I was trying to kill her,” Jackson told the officers, according to his CPD arrest report.

“I will get out of jail and find that b**ch and kill her,” he allegedly continued.

The report said officers found Jackson on top of the woman with his pants down and her lower clothing ripped away and torn to pieces. He had punched her repeatedly in the head and face, leaving her in critical condition, according to the report.

Arresting officers said Jackson explained that “she took my money to buy dope and now I’m beating her a**.”

Kennan Jackson (Chicago Police Department)

The Chicago Fire Department transported the woman to Trinity Hospital in critical condition. She suffered a fractured nasal bone, facial hematoma, and a laceration of her oral cavity, according to a criminal complaint filed against Jackson.

Prosecutors charged him with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm. He is not charged with sexual assault.

Judge Charles Beach detained Jackson as a safety threat.

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