11-Year-Old Girl Sexually Assaulted in Chicago While Walking Home
"You can't give a child their innocence back. We can't stand for this" is what community leaders are saying after an 11-year-old girl was sexually assaulted while walking home from school in Chicago this week.
WGN is reporting this horrific incident allegedly occurred in the 6200 block of South Indiana Street on the south side of Chicago. An 11-year-old girl was walking home from school when she was taken by what police say was a 45 to 60 year old male with graying hair wearing a black shirt into an alley where the assault occurred.
The mother of the girl offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of this suspect. The Chicago Police have also set up an online tip site where anyone with information can provide information to catch the person responsible.
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority estimates that children sadly make up a large percentage of sexual assault victims in Illinois. This is something that simply should not be and cannot be allowed to happen.
Many parents and community leaders on the south side of Chicago are now concerned there might be a serial child predator in their midst. They're hoping for fast action on finding this person before another child becomes a victim.