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Man Accused Of Sexually Attacking Women On CTA: Report

By Stephen Gossett in News on Jul 3, 2017 6:20PM

Damen Blue Line CTA Station / Wikipedia

David Buckner / Cook County Sheriff
Police have charged a man with criminal sexual abuse after he allegedly attacked at least four women either at or around CTA stops. David Buckner, 22, also told authorities that he "probably” molested some 75 women on the CTA within the past two months, according to the Tribune.

Prosecutors said that Buckner in May bear-hugged and groped an 18-year-old woman at a bus stop near North and Damen; grabbed a woman's buttocks and sprayed her in the face with some kind of substance near the Green Line Garfield Station in June; bear-hugged a woman at the Damen Blue Line CTA station; and on Friday morning grabbed grabbed a woman, 21, near a CTA stop at 1600 N. Damen Ave., the Tribune reports.

Buckner told police that "it isn’t sexual harassment unless the girls tell you no" and also said he thinks it's OK for men to touch women's butts, prosecutors reportedly said.

Bucker is charged with criminal sexual abuse, unlawful restraint, aggravated battery of a transit employee, aggravated battery in a public place and criminal trespassing. Judge Donald Panarese Jr. on Sunday ordered him held on $250,000.