A 41-year old Chicago man has been charged with invading a home in the 600 block of Grove Street and with criminal sexual assault, said Commander Guenther, public information officer of the Evanston Police Department. Police detained the man as a person of interest shortly after the incident occurred on Aug. 1, and a subsequent investigation led to felony charges being filed against the man.
This investigation also implicated the man in two additional cases, one a residential burglary and another in which the man falsely impersonated a police officer, said the Commander.
The man has been charged with falsely representing himself as a police officer to CTA employees, said Commander Guenther. The CTA employees became suspicious and filed a police report on July 31. After noting the man’s physical description, detectives conducted follow-up interviews with the CTA employees and the man was subsequently identified in that case.
Additionally, on the date the man was detained for the home invasion and sex offense investigation, officers discovered he was in possession of suspected burglary proceeds, said the Commander. A continuing investigation linked these items to an Evanston residential burglary.
A court appearance is set for Aug. 16.