January 27, 2020
What’s funny is that this almost certainly wouldn’t have been the strangest thing to happen on the Chimpcongo subway that day.
A Chicago man is facing multiple felony charges after police say he exposed himself to a woman on a Red Line train before hitting and robbing her earlier this month.
Antoine Jackson, 27, was charged Thursday with four separate charges: two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, one count of robbery and one count of aggravated battery in a public place. Chicago police say the Woodlawn resident was arrested Wednesday morning in the 6700 block of S. Cottage Grove Avenue.
According to police, Jackson and a 24-year-old woman were riding on the same CTA Red Line train car heading toward the Morse Avenue stop in Rogers Park just before 10 a.m. on Jan. 2. Jackson allegedly approached the woman and exposed his genitals to her, prompting the woman to change cars in an effort to elude him.
But Jackson pursued her, police said, and struck her several times before touching her inappropriately and demanding “she perform an inappropriate act against her will.” Jackson then allegedly took her personal belongings and exited the train at the Morse stop.
The police department had previously released pictures from inside and around the train – one of which showed the victim holding a man in a Chicago Bulls jacket back with her hand around his neck – in an effort to try and identify and locate the offender.
Police said those surveillance images helped detectives identify Jackson, leading to his arrest.