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Teenage Ward of the State Accused of Raping Bucktown Woman

By  Erin Meyer and Emily Morris | February 25, 2013 10:14am | Updated on February 25, 2013 4:25pm

 Chicago police arrested a teen in Bucktown rape.
Chicago police arrested a teen in Bucktown rape.
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BUCKTOWN — A 16-year-old ward of the state is accused of raping a Bucktown woman after forcing his way into her home.

Marco Cervantes allegedly showed up Sunday afternoon in the 43-year-old woman's backyard in the 2100 block of West Moffat Street with what police later determined was a metal paintball gun, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Stephaine Buck said Monday.

Cervantes ordered the woman into her bedroom and demanded that the woman perform oral sex but she refused, prosecutors say.

The teenager allegedly then started the woman's laptop, ordering her to enter her password.

"When the victim failed to enter the correct password, the defendant became angry and pushed her to the floor," Buck said.

The teen then sexually assaulted the woman, Buck alleged. 

Afterward, he allegedly made the woman get dressed and ordered her to a garage where her convertible BMW was parked.

Cervantes told the woman to get in the passenger seat and then drove a few blocks away with the victim begging him to let her go, Buck said. 

He let her out and continued to a friend's house in the 2400 block of West Roosevelt Road.

Authorities said they used the victim's cell phone, stolen by Cervantes, to track him there. 

Police saw Cervantes get out of the car near Roosevelt Road and Western Avenue and took him into custody about 2:30 p.m., cops said. They found the paintball gun and other evidence in the car, Buck said.

The woman later identified him in a lineup, and he admitted to the attack, Buck said.

Cervantes, who has been charged as an adult with with home invasion, aggravated criminal sexual assault, kidnapping and vehicular hijacking, appeared in Cook County Bond Court Monday.

According to an attorney representing Cervantes, he is a ward of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.