An Uptown man has been charged with attacking a woman in a public restroom in a park near the Foster Avenue beach, Chicago Breaking News reports.
Joseph Mbatchou, 29, of the 900 block of West Lawrence Avenue, was charged with attempted criminal sexual assault and battery, according to Chicago Breaking News.
A woman told police that Mbatchou came into the restroom at 5100 N. Simonds Drive in Margate Park around 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, struck her in the face and attempted to sexually assault her, police said.
“Like nothing happened,” one witness told the Chicago Tribune. The attacker said, “That’s OK, I’m with the FBI,” and walked away.
As he casually walked south on the beach, a man on a bike followed the attacker and pointed him out to police, the witness said.
The woman who was attacked was bleeding from the forehead as paramedics took her out of the restroom, the witness said.
Mbatchou was convicted of residential burglary in 2007 and was sentenced to four years in prison. He was released from the Dixon Correctional Center in July of 2008 and was discharged from parole in July of this year, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections, Chicago Breaking News reports.
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