Man charged with attempted murder, sex assault in attack on teen girl on Far South Side

The girl was stabbed 41 times in the head, neck and arms, a police source said.

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Isaiha Nevitt arrest photo

Isaiha Nevitt, 19, was charged for allegedly stabbing and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl on June 23, 2019

Chicago police

A man has been charged for allegedly stabbing a 15-year-old girl 41 times after he sexually assaulted her in a wooded area on the Far South Side last month.

Isaiha Nevitt, 19, turned himself in to police on July 3. His parents accompanied him to the station, a police source said.

The Cook County state’s attorney’s office on Friday approved charges of attempted murder and aggravated criminal sexual assault. Nevitt, who has no prior arrest history, is expected to appear in central bond court Saturday.

The victim met Nevitt at a Maxwell Street Express hot dog stand near 117th and Halsted streets on June 23. After the two walked to a nearby McDonald’s, Nevitt persuaded her to go with him to a secluded area in the 10800 block of South Bishop Street around 1 p.m. that day, according to a CPD community alert issued June 24.

Once the two were on Bishop, Nevitt grabbed her from behind and pushed her to the ground before sexually assaulting her. He then stabbed the girl in the head, neck and arm with a fixed blade kitchen knife, the police source said. The girl defended herself with a tree branch, and Nevitt ran off.

Nevitt lives about four miles southeast of where the attack occurred.

“We knew whoever did this was from the area,” the police source said.

Police released surveillance photos of the suspect on June 24, showing a man wearing blue jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt. A family member of Nevitt’s saw the photos while watching TV news and realized he was the suspect in question, according to the source.

Surveillance images of Isaiha Nevitt

Surveillance images of Isaiha Nevitt on the day of the alleged attack

Chicago police

Nevitt’s LinkedIn profile says he is a maintenance worker at Walmart.

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