CHICAGO — An Indiana man was extradited to Chicago Friday night and charged in the Far South Side sexual assaults that injured a 14-year-old girl and two women.
Terrell Rush, 26, of the 1800 block of Perrine Street in Lafayette, Ind., has been charged with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault with a weapon and one count of criminal trespass.
Cops believe Rush attacked three women on October 9 between 3 a.m. and 6:40 a.m.
The first sexual assaults occurred in the 10300 block of South Emerald Avenue, when a 43-year-old mother and her 22-year-old daughter were attacked in their home.
"I was just scared like, 'Is he going to kill my mama in front of me?" the daughter told reporters after her assault. "So you’re going to do what he says to do, so he won't."
Police said the man climbed in and out of an open kitchen window. Officers believe he later tried to attack an 11-year-old girl in the 10100 block of South Green Street, but was scared off.
Shortly after, the man sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl on her way to school, police said.
The teen was walking to a bus stop in the 10000 block of South Peoria Street when a man came out of an alley, grabbed her from behind and put a knife to her throat. He then took her to a nearby yard and assaulted her before taking off.
"It's very shocking," a longtime resident said shortly after the attacks. "I used to walk around the neighborhood and feel safe. It ain't never been this bad around here."
Rush is expected to appear in bond court Saturday.