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Southwest Side teen recants story about sex assault

Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Girl, 16, raped in alley near Cermak, Western

Chicago police say they are looking for two men who attacked a teenage girl in the 2300-block of West Cermak.

Chicago police say a teen who said two men attacked her near Western and Cermak has recanted her story.

The 16-year-old girl said she was attacked at approximately 5 p.m. Monday when two men pulled her into an alley in the city's Heart of Chicago neighborhood.

In a community alert, police said the victim gave them detailed descriptions of the suspects, including heights, weights and tattoos. Earlier Tuesday, the victim's sister said the victim was recovering after suffering a head injury during the attack.

"They grabbed her at the mouth of the alley and they pulled her, started pulling her towards the middle of the alley, and she believes that they hit her over the head and then because they were holding her with her mouth closed, she believes, that the doctors believe that she passed out just from not being able to get enough breath," the victim's sister said.

The victim's sister said the attack happened in an alley behind a Dunkin Donuts off of Western. She says her sister attends a Chicago public school that is highly rated in academics and she commutes home in the evenings on the Pink Line.

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