COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — In the cell phone belonging to a man accused of raping a woman in November, police found a photo of another woman's bare buttocks and another of her electric bill.
The woman, who learned she had been photographed only after police showed her the images, is one of three woman police discovered had been targeted by Derrick Baldwin after he was charged with a sex assault in November, prosecutors said Thursday.
Baldwin, 33, of the 2200 block of North Halsted Street, broke into the River North apartment of his first victim on Aug. 15, said Assistant State's Attorney Stephanie Buck. The woman woke up, spotted him and screamed, and Baldwin fled, Buck said.
But police later found photos stored in his phone of the woman's legs and the blue shorts she was wearing the night he allegedly broke into her apartment.
A few days later, on Aug. 18, Baldwin allegedly broke into another River North apartment. But a woman who lived there awoke to find him standing outside one of her two roommates' bedroom door, Buck said, and Baldwin fled again.
On Oct. 6, he got into the third victim's Old Town apartment. He allegedly went in her bedroom, partially undressed the sleeping woman and took photos with his phone of her buttocks — and her electric bill. The bill revealed her personal information, Buck said.
Baldwin was finally caught in November after he allegedly broke into a home in the 500 block of West Kinzie Street and sexually assaulted a 29-year-old woman. Police then found his phone with the images of the other women.
Police said he was caught on video surveillance in all three incidents. Two of the women later identified him.
He was charged with home invasion, criminal sexual abuse and burglary for stealing one of the women's drivers licenses.
Cook County Judge Laura Sullivan ordered him held on $500,000 bond.