Police questioning suspect in Red Line gropings

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CHICAGO — Police are questioning a suspect accused of groping girls on the Red Line.

The latest incident happened Thursday around 7:30 a.m. on the Red Line platform at 11th and State streets.

Police said the offender wrapped his arms around a 15-year-old girl, held her, then walked away.

A suspect was in custody being questioned as of Saturday morning, the Chicago Police Department confirmed via email.

There have been nine similar incidents reported on the Red Line since August.  Police said all incidents happened between 7:20 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. All incidents occurred between the Red Line Clark/Division and Cermak stops.

The suspect is described as a black man in his 20s or early 30s who is roughly 5-foot-1 to 5-foot-8.

He was seen wearing a black hat and black or gray jacket.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police at (312) 747-8380.

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