Woman forced into SUV, sexually assaulted on Far South Side

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A man was in custody Tuesday after police arrested him following the sexual assault of a 20-year-old woman on the Far South Side.

The woman was attacked by a stranger about 10:15 p.m. Monday in 11700 block of Sout Union Avenue in the West Pullman neighborhood, according to a police media notification. A man she didn’t know grabbed her as she was walking on the sidewalk and forced her into a dark-colored SUV, according to Officer Jessica Rocco, a Chicago police spokeswoman.

Officers saw the SUV nearby and arrested the suspect, who was identified by the victim. Charges were pending against the man, who was in custody Tuesday morning. Rocco did not have information on exactly where and when the man was arrested.

The woman was taken to Metro South Hospital and was in good condition, according to Rocco.

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