CHICAGO — A 15-year-old girl fought off a man who raped and stabbed her Sunday in Morgan Park.
At 1 p.m., the girl was around 116th and Halsted streets when a man approached her and talked her into accompanying him to a secluded wooded area, according to a Chicago Police community alert.
Once in the wooded area, which was in the 10800 block of South Bishop Street, the man grabbed the girl from behind, pushed her to the ground and assaulted her, police said. He then stabbed the girl with a kitchen knife.
The girl used a tree branch to defend herself and the man ran off, police said.
The man was black, 19-25 years old, 5-foot-9 to 6-feet tall and 125-160 pounds, police said. He was wearing a black Jordan zip-up sweatshirt, blue jeans and Nike tennis shoes.
Anyone with information about the attack was asked to call police at 312-747-8271.