Police seek teen boys in connection with attempted sexual assault of girl in West Side alley

CHICAGO – Police are searching for a group of teen boys they say attempted to sexually assault a 12-year-old girl in a West Side alley last month.

According to police, the girl was in an alley near the 2200 block of Laporte Ave. in Belmont Cragin around 4 p.m. September 23 when she was cornered by a group of four boys believed to be between 13 and 15 years old.

Two boys reportedly acted as look-outs while another held the girl down, and the victim later told police the fourth boy tried to remove her shirt and said he was going to rape her. The four were eventually scared off when a car came down the alley.

Since the attack happened around the same time kids come home from school, neighbor Carlos Martinez says he's now giving his own children a warning .

"Stick with their parents, stick with their group of friends to come home," resident Carlos Martinez said. "And always stay on the streets so they can be seen walking home, and don’t walk through alleys, don’t take no short cuts.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Chicago police at 312-492-3810.

Police released the following descriptions of the suspects:

  • Teen #1: White male, 14-15 years old, 5'05", 160 lbs., light complexion, short strawberry blond hair (possibly dyed), brown eyes, wearing a black Nike hooded and black sweatpants.
  • Teen #2: White male, 13-14 years old, 5'00", 200 lbs., light complexion short black hair, brown eyes, glasses, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, a hat, blue sweatpants and black Air Jordan gym shoes.
  • Teen #3: White male, 14-15 years old, 4'00", 190 lbs., light complexion, short brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Teen #4: White male, 14-15 years old, 5'09", 190 lbs., light complexion, short black curly hair, brown eyes, wearing a Nike hooded sweatshirt.
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