Woman groped on CTA Blue Line train

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CHICAGO — A woman was groped overnight on an inbound CTA Blue Line train.

The incident happened just before midnight Sunday between the Irving Park and Addison stops.

The 25-year-old woman was on the train when a man sitting behind her, reached out and grabbed her inappropriately.  She told police the man touched her buttocks and hip before she managed to leave the train at the Addison stop. She was not injured.

The offender is described as a black male, 25 to 40 years old, approximately 6 feet 4 inches and 250 pounds with black hair and a dark complexion. The offender’s clothing was described as a black skull cap, green “army type” jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

A woman told WGN that her 14-year-old daughter had a similar experience on the Orange Line.

She came forward with her story after she heard about the woman attacked on the Blue Line.

“As a mom, I was upset,” she said.

She said on Friday, her daughter was on her way home from school around 3:30 p.m. when she hopped on the train at the Roosevelt stop.

She said her daughter felt a man’s hand touch her waist. She moved away from the man and moved into a crowd of older women.

She said her daughter was scared and didn’t know what to do

“Where’s the help? Where’s security?” the mom said. “I hope that CTA and CPD are out there more during rush hour times as well as nighttime. I feel like more police should be on the trains.”


Latest News

More News