A woman was sexually assaulted by a man who pushed his way into her Lakeview apartment and told her, “Shut up, don’t talk, don't say anything’’ .
The 24-year-old woman had been out with her boyfriend at a bar at
Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road when she decided to leave for home around 4
a.m. Sunday, police said. She walked home alone to her apartment building
nearby in the 400 block of West Belmont Avenue because her boyfriend wanted to
stay out, police said.
Another resident let her in and she was walking
toward her first-floor apartment when she noticed a man in the laundry room near
As she opened the door,
she was pushed into her apartment by the man, who threatened her, then ripped
her clothing off and sexually assaulted her. The man fled down the
hallway and she called police.
The woman was able to give a partial
description of the attacker, telling police the man was a black, in his early
30s with a medium complexion. He is about 6 feet tall and between 180 and 190
pounds, police siad. The man had a well defined scar running down his left
cheek. He was wearing black jeans and a dark colored long sleeve