ROGERS PARK — A Loyola University student was assaulted by a man on a bicycle who rode up behind her as she jogged near the lake Tuesday afternoon, according to the school's Campus Safety department.
Around 4 p.m., the student was going for a run in the 1100 block of West Albion Avenue when a man wearing an orange sweatshirt approached her from behind and "inappropriately touched" her before riding off north on Sheridan Road, police said.
There was no further description of the man.
Since September, police have reported multiple incidents of a man, or men, on bikes groping and grabbing women from behind. Records show there have also been reports of sexual assault off-campus involving university students.
Between Sept. 6-19, at least five instances of men grabbing women from behind were reported to Campus Safety and the Chicago Police Department, as well as two off-campus rapes on Sept. 16 and 24.
Cook County prosecutors said one of the groping incidents was committed by Soroush Aflaki, who was charged with the crime along with a similar incident in West Ridge in the 6100 block of North Leavitt Street. He admitted to police he was responsible for more gropings, prosecutors said.
In mid-October, police arrested two more men after they approached two 18-year-old students in the 1100 block of West Loyola Avenue and held their wrists, restraining them from leaving.
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