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4 Women Have Been Groped Near Loyola This Month, Police Warn

By Stephen Gossett in News on Sep 20, 2016 3:25PM

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Chicago police are warning people in Edgewater after Loyola University students and a faculty member were recently groped on four separate occasions near the campus. The first incident happened on Sept. 6, and the most recent occurred on Sunday night.

In three of the four incidents, the offender was on a mountain bike. He touched the victims’ buttocks—and in one attack, a victim’s breast—before fleeing on bicycle. In the most recent incident, which happened Sunday at 10:30 p.m., the groper was leaning on a fence with an acquaintance before touching a female passerby’s buttocks and walking off.

On Sept. 6 at 10:00 p.m., a Loyola student was touched on her buttocks while walking in the 6500 block of North Kenmore Avenue.

On Sept. 7 at 9:05 a.m., a Loyola faculty member was grabbed on her buttocks while walking to work in the 1600 block of West Greenleaf Avenue.

On Sept. 8 at 12:30 a.m., another student was groped on her buttocks in the 6300 block of North Winthrop Avenue while walking home from the library. The offender rode around again on his bicycle and touched her breast before fleeing.

Police describe the abuser as either of Hispanic or Middle Eastern descent, in his early 20s, with dark wavy hair. They ask anyone with knowledge of the attacks to submit information by calling (312) 744-8200 or going to