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Victim Followed, Raped By Attacker In White Van In South Shore, Police Say

The attack happened Sunday night in the 7600 block of South Cornell Avenue, police said.

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CHICAGO — Police are looking for information after a rape late Sunday or early Monday in South Shore.

The attack happened between 11 p.m. Sunday and 2 a.m. Monday in the 7600 block of South Cornell Avenue, according to a Chicago Police community alert. The victim, a woman or girl, was walking when someone in a white passenger van started following her.

The attacker forced the victim into an alley and sexually assaulted her, police said.

The attacker was described as a black man or boy who was 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 and of a heavy build with brown eyes, police said. He wore a black ski mask, black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black boots.

Anyone with information about the attack was asked to call police at 312-747-8271.