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Teen Arrested for Logan Square Sulfuric Acid Attack

By Margaret Lyons in News on Aug 18, 2008 4:13PM

A 16-year-old girl has been charged in the July attack that involved throwing acid on a Logan Square woman. The teen, unnamed because she's a juvenile, was arrested in Stockton, California, and charged with armed robbery and heinous battery. According to police, the girl did not act alone, and she could face charges as an adult. Police say her confession also implicates another teenager.

After Chicago police released surveillance video of the crime, Cicero police apparently recognized the teen because "they had been called on July 28 to check on a teenage girl with apparent chemical burns on her hands and arms."

Esperanza Medina, 48, is still in the hospital recovering from third-degree chemical burns that cover nearly half her body. [Trib, S-T]