CHICAGO — A serial rapist in Bucktown who committed his crimes just after being released from a 30-year prison sentence is headed back behind bars, officials said Wednesday.
Julius Anderson, 63, was sentenced to a 75-year prison term in connection with three rapes committed in 2009, said Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez in a statement.
Anderson spent more than 30 years in prison after being convicted of several sexual assaults and armed robberies he committed in 1973 and 1977, Alvarez said.
He committed the Bucktown rapes in August and September of 2009, just months after being released that June, officials said.
In his first attack, Anderson sexually assaulted a woman in a gangway at knifepoint. In the second and third attacks, he forced his way into the victims' apartments. He bound them with electrical tape and nylon cord and sexually assaulted them. He also robbed the third victim, prosecutors said.
Anderson was found guilty of multiple charges of attempted home invasion, aggravated criminal sexual abuse and attempted criminal assault.