Friday, September 08, 2006

More details on Wednesday's sexual assault

Police on Friday were searching for a man who sexually assaulted a 23-year-old woman in Hyde Park about a block from the University of Chicago campus.

The assault occurred around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 5800 block of South Kenwood Avenue, police said in a community alert. The man approached the victim and a friend and announced a robbery, implying that he had a gun.

When the victims said they had no money, the offender frisked her and assaulted her, then threatened to shoot the victims.

The offender was described as an African-American male between the ages of 18 and 23, standing 6 feet tall and weighing 180 to 200 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair in braids and a dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a T-shirt and dark baggy pants, police said.

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