What a sick story to kick off the New Year!
According to Police Officials, 18 year-old James Shorty, of Momence, Kankakee County, is charged with sexually assaulting a 50 year-old woman near the Morse CTA Red Line stop on December 19th around 5:45 a.m.
Shorty was identified using the DNA evidence checked against the Combined DNA Indexing System (a program run by the FBI) to help local law enforcement agencies across the country.
The victim, who chose to remain anonymous, told police she was walking South on Glenwood Avenue when a man wearing a mask grabbed her by the throat near the entrance to the Station and dragged her into a nearby construction area where he punched her in the head and stomach, causing bruises and cuts. She also screamed at her attacker who “Threatened to snap her neck” if she screamed again, according to the police report.
The woman said she saw a worker at the site and ran toward him as the attacker fled with the woman’s clothes and purse, according to the police report. The items were later found in an alley and on the roof of a nearby garage.
Shorty was also wanted on a parole warrant and is due in court today, after he was charged with Felony aggravated criminal sexual assault and felony aggravated kidnapping.
source: Momence News