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Man Held on $750,000 Bail in Humboldt Park Sex Assault

By Quinn Ford | July 12, 2013 8:10am | Updated on July 12, 2013 1:00pm
 Police released these images of a man they said beat and sexually assaulted a woman on Monday.
Man Allegedly Beat, Sexually Assaulted Woman
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CHICAGO — A West Town man was arrested and charged with the beating and sexual assault of a woman at a West Side bus stop early Monday morning, police said.

Michael Campbell, 28, of the 1500 block of North Campbell Avenue was arrested Thursday and charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault, kidnapping by force or threat of force and aggravated robbery.

Authorities said Campbell attacked the 20-year-old woman about 5 a.m. Monday at a bus stop in the 1000 block of North Western Avenue near the border of Humboldt Park and Ukrainian Village.

He then dragged her by her head and neck into a nearby gangway where he beat her and sexually assaulted her, authorities said.

During the attack, the woman cried for help, and Campbell told her he "had a gun and would shoot her if she did not shut up," Assistant State's Attorney Christina Brewer said.

Before raping the woman, Campbell also slammed her head into a brick wall multiple times, Brewer said.

Campbell grabbed the woman's purse and ran off when a witness heard the commotion and called 911, and another witness saw Campbell "shedding clothing" as he ran away, prosecutors said.

Police gathered video from a nearby gas station that showed a man wearing clothing found near the scene, and the victim identified the man from the video as her attacker.

Photos from the video were given to the media, and soon afterward a witness contacted police and identified the attacker as Campbell, Brewer said.

On Thursday, police found Campbell hiding under a bed at his home in the 1500 block of North Campbell Avenue and arrested him. He was positively identified by the victim in a lineup.

Brewer said Campbell admitted to police he had robbed the woman.

On Friday, Judge Donald Panarese Jr. ordered Campbell held on $750,000 bail.

Campbell has a 2009 felony drug conviction and three prior misdemeanor convictions, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in 2010.

Reporter Emily Morris contributed to this report.