Chicago police are hoping to hear from anyone with information that could help track down the attacker who beat and sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl less than a block from a CPS “Safe Passage” route on the Northwest Side.
There are unanswered questions about whether there was anyone patrolling that route at the time of the attack. The Guardian Angels did not wait for answers. They took it into their own hands to make sure that route was protected this morning.
Chicago police say the victim was walking in the 2400 block of North Long Avenue around 6 a.m. yesterday, heading to the bus stop, on her way to school, when she was hit in the head and dragged into the back yard of a nearby home and sexually assaulted.
Michael Klockowski found the giel at his back door about two hours later. She was barely conscious, bleeding from her head, with no pants or shoes on.
The victim’s condition reportedly took a turn for the worse yesterday. She was last listed in critical condition with severe head injuries.
Early this morning, detectives from the Area North Violent Crimes Division were out near Long and Fullerton, along with the Guardian Angels and community activist Andrew Holmes, handing out flyers looking for any information.
Police do not have a description of the attacker because they have not been able to talk to the victim due to the severity of her injuries. They have been out collecting surveillance video from cameras in the area, hoping to get a glimpse of the suspect.
They are also asking anyone with information to give them a call at 312-744-8261.