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"Person of Interest" Questioned In Wicker Park Rape Case

By Anna Deem in News on Sep 27, 2009 7:00PM

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In connection to Thursday's sexual assault case in Wicker Park, a 35-year-old man was taken into questioning and released without being charged. According to police News Affair Officer, Robert Perez, who provided details to the Chicago Sun-Times, the assault took place on the 1300 block of North Wolcott Avenue just before 4 a.m. Police said that the 28-year-old woman was entering a building when her attacker allegedly grabbed her from behind, placed a knife to her neck, and said "Don't move or I'm going to kill you" Then he allegedly pulled her down the stairs to the building's basement and sexually assaulted her on the stairway, allegedly telling her that he was "going to kill her if she screamed" police said.

Police officers in the Shakespeare District heard the description of the attacker over their radio, and apprehended the 35-year-old man in question almost immediately after the attack took place. The woman was taken to Saint Mary Medical Center and is in good condition. The investigation by Grand Central Area detectives continues.