Chicago Police and Loyola University Chicago Campus Security have determined that it was the same man who allegedly sexually assaulted two female students in separate incidents on Sunday, according to a campus-wide email released Thursday afternoon by the university.
The investigation also determined that the alleged offender, who lives in the 1200 block of North Shore Avenue, is not a Loyola student. The suspect has been banned from campus and will be arrested for trespassing if he enters university property, the email states.
Here is the email memo from Campus Safety:
On Sunday, September 26, two Loyola students reported that they were sexually assaulted. Loyola’s Department of Campus Safety has been working closely with the Chicago Police Department (CPD) on the investigations. Since the day the incidents were reported, it has been determined that both involved one male alleged offender who lives in the 1200 block of North Shore Avenue. CPD is currently handling these cases directly because the alleged offender in question is not a Loyola student. Loyola has, however, notified the alleged offender that he is banned from campus and that he will be immediately arrested for criminal trespassing if he is found on Loyola property.
Director of Campus Safety
Here is the background on the sexual assaults:
Police were first notified about 3:30 a.m. Sunday of the first incident, which occurred in the 6200 block of North Kenmore Avenue.
A 19-year-old female student told police she met the suspect at a nearby tavern where they had been drinking. About 2:45 a.m., they went back to her dorm at the Kenmore address and began making out in a laundry room where the sexual assault occurred, according to Chicago police.
The female student pushed the alleged offender away and told her roommate, who notified campus security.
Later, Loyola security notified police about 4:30 a.m. of a second, unrelated sexual assault of a student in the 6400 block of Sheridan Road.
The female victim, of an unidentified age, told police she was leaving the multi-story building on Sheridan Road with a male acquaintance, but when she got to the lobby she realized she forgot her keys and went back to get them.
When she came back to the lobby, her friend was not there. A second male she did not know was in the lobby and told her campus security was “looking for her” and she could “hide out” at his place, police said. She went with him, but did not remember where the residence is located, police said.
The next thing she remembered was waking up and the man sexually assaulting her at his residence, police said. She told him to stop. He then walked her to the corner of North Sheridan Road and West Albion Avenue and fled, police said.
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