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Naked Man Accused Of Breaking Into South Loop Apartments & Sexually Assaulting Woman

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Oct 30, 2017 9:48PM

East 16th Street, via Google.

A 27-year-old man has been accused of breaking into a South Loop condo building and sexually assaulting a woman there early Sunday morning.

The man, James Allen, was apparently naked as he allegedly broke into the building around 5:30 a.m. Sunday, and has been charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, three counts of residential burglary, and one count of home invasion. The building is in the 0-100 block of East 16th Street, according to police. Allen was arraigned in criminal court Monday and ordered held without bail, but was not present in court because he is hospitalized for a mental evaluation, according to the Tribune.

Allen apparently tried to open the doors of multiple apartment units before he was able to enter a 5th floor unit, where a 31-year-old woman was sleeping on a bed and a 25-year-old man was sleeping on a couch. Prosecutors said in court that the woman screamed when she realized Allen had entered her bedroom and began to sexually assault her; the younger man heard her yell, ran into the room and pushed Allen off of her before seeking help from others in the hallways of the building, prosecutors said, according to the Tribune.

Allen then went to the fourth floor and broke into another apartment, where he stole a cell phone, some glasses and other items; one of the three people sleeping in that apartment woke up and saw him, and Allen fled to the ninth floor, where he broke into another apartment and attempted to take a sleeping man's laptop, wallet and guitar, according to prosecutors. That man, 44, called the police and building security, and police arrested Allen in that apartment.