Person Of Interest In Custody In Sex Assault Of Toddler In River North Restaurant: Police

Sun-Times Media Wire
February 19, 2020 - 11:41 am
Surveillance image of a male wanted in connection with sexual abuse of a toddler Feb. 17, 2020, in the 600 block of North Clark Street.

Chicago police


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Police say they are questioning a man in connection to a Monday sexual assault of a 3-year-old girl in the restroom of a North Loop restaurant.

Detectives arrested a person of interest about 1 a.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of North Dearborn, about a block away from the reported sexual assault, according to a Chicago police spokeswoman.

Charges have not been filed.

On Tuesday, police released images of a suspect who allegedly pulled the toddler into a restroom in the 600 block of North Clark Street about 8:20 a.m. Monday and touched her inappropriately, police said.

She was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital for treatment, police said.

The suspect was wearing a blue hat, black jacket, tan pants, white gym shoes and was carrying a white bag.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Special Investigations Unit at 312-492-3810.

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