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Rape Suspect Hid Used Condom in Mouth at Police Station, Prosecutors Say

By Quinn Ford | August 6, 2013 4:37pm | Updated on August 6, 2013 4:38pm
 Rasheed V. Hinton, 17, of the 9100 Block South Colfax Avenue.
Rasheed V. Hinton, 17, of the 9100 Block South Colfax Avenue.
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COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — One of two brothers charged with raping two women is accused of putting a condom used in the attacks in his mouth after his arrest and spitting it out at the police station.

Rasheed V. Hinton, 17, tried to hide the condom after he was arrested. Once at the police station, he spit it out, according to court documents.

He and his younger brother, who is charged as a juvenile, are charged with robbery and sexual assault. A third man linked to the attacks is still on the loose, police said.

Hinton was arrested Sunday after he allegedly attacked a woman about 9:05 p.m. in the 9000 block of South Exchange Avenue, police said.

Police stopped Hinton and his younger brother and arrested Hinton after, during a pat-down, they saw he was still wearing a condom, prosecutors said. Authorities said his pants were sagging so low, officers could see the condom.

While questioning the teen at the police station, police found Hinton had put the condom in his mouth, according to court documents.

Prosecutors said Hinton and two others wore ski masks when they approached a woman in the 9000 block of South Exchange Avenue as she was walking home from a bar. Hinton allegedly pointed a toy gun at the woman and demanded money, said Assistant State's Attorney Bridget O'Brien.

Hinton took $280 from the woman's purse, according to court documents. Then, one of the attackers grabbed the woman by the hair and pulled her into a school playground. All three attackers then put condoms on and sexually assaulted the woman, O'Brien said.

The woman, 43, was able to get away and run to a nearby restaurant where she called police. The woman positively identified Hinton's voice in a lineup following his arrest, O'Brien said.

Hinton was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault with a weapon. His brother was also charged in connection with the case, but it was unclear what the charges against him are because he is a minor, authorities said.

Before Sunday's attack, Hinton and two others allegedly raped and robbed another woman about 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the 8900 block of South Chicago Avenue near Bessemer Park, O'Brien said.

In that attack, Hinton, his younger brother and another person pointed a gun at a woman and attacked her as she walked through Bessemore Park. They took $20 from the woman and then crudely demanded sex and choked her, O'Brien said. The three also allegedly used condoms during the attack.

Hinton, who had no publishable criminal history, was due to start his senior year of high school, according to a Cook County public defender.

In court Tuesday, Judge Donald Panarese Jr. ordered Hinton, of the 9100 block of South Colfax Avenue, held on $750,000 bail.

Hinton pounded his hand on the doorway as an officer led him out of the courtroom.