Woman Sexually Assaulted by Man with a Gun in Central St. Alley
The incident occurred Monday night while the woman was walking a dog. Police are releasing few details at this time.
Updated 7:30 pm
Northwestern University sent out an emergency notice this evening that provides a few more details about last night's rape on Central Street, including that the offender displayed a gun before assualting the woman.
According to the notice, the woman, who is not affiliated with the university, was walking a dog between 10 p.m. and midnight Monday when she was confronted by a man with a gun, who then assaulted her in an alley in the 700 block of Central St.
The suspect is described as a white man between the ages of 30 and 50, who is between 5-foot-10 and six feet tall. He was wearing a dark, knit hat and dark pants, according to the emergency notice. The victim was taken to the hospital where she was treated and released.
This is the second sexual assualt in Evanston in a week. Police arrested a man March 5 for allegedly raping a 19-year-old in broad daylight after she got off a bus and was walking home.
Evanston police are investigating a sexual assult that took place Monday night between 10 p.m. and midnight on Central Street, according to a press release from the department.
Police are releasing few details at this point. Stay tuned to Evanston Patch for more information as the story develops.
Here is the full text of the press release from 2 p.m. today:
The Evanston Police Department is currently conducting a criminal sexual assault investigation that was reported to have occurred yesterday, March 12th between the hours of 10pm and 12 Midnight in the 700 block of Central St.
Evanston Police became aware of this alleged incident through a third party. Detectives along with the Evanston Police Department's Victim Services Unit are assisting in this investigation. The victim is a 23 year old female Chicago resident. The alleged offender is described as a male/white, 30 to 50 years old. No one is in police custody at this time and no other information is being released at this time due to the pending investigation.
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