Police: Woman sexually assaulted in West Side park

SHARE Police: Woman sexually assaulted in West Side park
SHARE Police: Woman sexually assaulted in West Side park

Chicago Police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a woman in a West Side park late Monday night.

About 11:30 p.m., the 33-year-old woman was walking near the intersection of 19th and Kedzie when she stopped to ask a man for directions so she could get home, according to an alert from Area Central detectives.

The man told her to walk east through Douglas Park. As she was walking, he began to follow her, eventually catching up to her, police said.

The man grabbed her, put “an unknown object that she believed to be a weapon to her head” and sexually assaulted her, police said. He then ran off through the park.

The man was described as black, between 25 and 35 years old. He stands about 5-foot-9 with a thin build and has brown eyes and black hair, police said. He has no visible tattoos.

Anyone with information on the attack is asked to call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.

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