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Man Already Jailed for Two Rapes Accused in Wicker Park, Rogers Park Crimes

By DNAinfo Staff on January 10, 2014 12:32pm

 James Whiteside, 30, of the 600 block of West Deming Place.
James Whiteside, 30, of the 600 block of West Deming Place.
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CHICAGO — A Lincoln Park man already jailed in connection to two rapes also has been charged in a Rogers Park sexual assault and a Wicker Park carjacking.

James Whiteside, 30, of the 600 block of West Deming Place, has been in Cook County Jail since Dec. 30 and has been held without bail after being charged with sexually assaulting a 69-year-old woman near the Midway "L" stop and a 23-year-old woman in Montclare.

On Dec. 26, Whiteside was armed with a knife and sexually assaulted a woman in the 7000 block of North Clark St. in Rogers Park, police said.

Afterward, he allegedly took her money and fled in her car.

On Dec. 28, Whiteside entered the car of a 29-year-old woman in the 1200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, police said.

Also armed with a knife, he demanded her money and car keys, police said.

The woman's child was in the car during the incident. Whitside did not steal the car, though, as in the Rogers Park incident, police said.

Police say on the day between those two crimes, Whiteside raped two women.

About 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 27, Whiteside sexually assaulted a 23-year-old woman in the 3100 block of North Harlem Avenue, according to authorities.

And at 4:15 p.m. that afternoon, Whiteside attacked a 69-year-old woman who was taking the Orange Line home from work and heading to her parked car, according to police.

He forced into her car, sexually assaulted her and then took her money, cellphone and her ATM card, she told police.

Whiteside's new charges include aggravated criminal sexual assault by using a weapon; two counts of armed robbery; aggravated vehicular hijacking using a weapon; vehicular invasion; attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault using a weapon; and aggravated battery of a child causing great bodily harm.