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Man charged with attacking pregnant woman on CTA train

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A man is being held on no bail after he was charged with attacking a pregnant woman on a Red Line train.

Julius Hope, 35, is charged with aggravated battery to a pregnant woman in a Feb. 13 incident that was caught on surveillance video, according to Chicago police.

Julius Hope | Cook County sheriff’s office

Hope, who lives in Englewood, approached the 25-year-old woman on a train near the Addison station, swore at her and repeatedly struck her in the head and body, police said.

He briefly left the train, re-entered it and continued to assault the woman, police said. He was arrested March 6 in the Loop.

He is scheduled to appear in court again on Wednesday, according to court records.