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Girl, 13, Sexually Assaulted And Beaten After Being Kidnapped While Walking In Wicker Park, Police Say

The man drove off after the attack, leaving the girl near the Humboldt Park lagoon.

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CHICAGO — A 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted and beaten by a man who kidnapped her Tuesday from Wicker Park, police said.

At 3:40 p.m., the girl was walking near Hirsch Street and Claremont Avenue in Wicker Park when a man grabbed her from behind and pulled her into a car, police said. The man beat the girl inside the car and drove her to a spot near the Humboldt Park lagoon, where he sexually abused her.

The man drove off afterward, leaving the girl near the lagoon. She was found there shortly after the attack, police said.

The man wore a black hooded sweatshirt that was tied around his face, police said. He drove a purple or maroon four-door car. No further description was provided.

Anyone with information about the attack was asked to call police at 312-744-8261.