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A 14-Year-Old Girl Was Locked In Room And Gang-Raped In Humboldt Park, Prosecutors Say

By Emma G. Gallegos in News on Aug 24, 2015 5:55PM

Tavares Moseley (Chicago Police Department)
A man has been charged in the awful case of a 14-year-old girl who authorities say was locked in a room and sexually assaulted by several men in Humboldt Park earlier this summer.

Tavares Moseley, 30, of Orland Park has been charged with criminal sexual abuse in the harrowing incident that began June 25, The Chicago Tribune reports. Moseley is accused of breaking into a teenage girl's home on North Monticello Avenue through an unlocked door. He put his hand over her mouth threatened to kill her and her family if she didn't cooperate. He fondled her but when a witness walked in and saw them, the pair fled, prosecutors say.

The 14-year-old girl told police she blacked out as they were running away. When she came to, she was blindfolded and had been tied up in a room. Prosecutors say she was held for two or three days while several men sexually assaulted her. The girl told police she heard Moseley's voice during that time. She managed to escape when one of the men left her untied. She was taken to a hospital and examined afterward.

The Tribune says that Judge Laura Marie Sullivan set Moseley's bail at $500,000 during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Saturday afternoon.