COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — Two of the teens charged in the brutal New Year's Eve rape of a suburban girl outside the Congress Theater are still facing trial, while a third is headed to the penitentiary following a plea deal approved Monday.
Anwar Barbour, 18, pleaded guilty to one count of criminal sexual abuse and one court of robbery in the now notorious attack on an 18-year-old suburban girl who was refused entrance to a 2011 New Year's Eve concert at the Congress Theater. She was later found naked and unconscious down the street.
Barbour was 16 when he and group of teenage boys, including 15-year-old Terrance Ford and 16-year-old Charles Chuning, encountered the young woman in a nearby restaurant, according to a report by the Sun-Times.
She had a ticket to see DJ Rusko but could not get in because she didn't have her ID.
After they left the restaurant together, a witness allegedly saw Barbour and Ford fondling the teen.
Prosecutors said the three were carrying her down the street to a more secluded area off Milwaukee Avenue when they noticed she was bleeding and dropped her. Ford allegedly raped the woman in the 2100 block of North Rockwell Avenue as the other teens watched.
On Monday, Judge Diane Cannon sentenced Barbour to six years on the robbery charge and three years for sex abuse, according to court records. He will serve both sentences concurrently in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
The Cook County state's attorney could not say Tuesday whether Barbour agreed to testify against his alleged cohorts, Ford and Chuning, as part of the plea agreement he and prosecutors entered into Monday.