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Lakeview Rape Suspect Fled Kansas After Alleged Armed Rape There

By  Erica Demarest and Ariel Cheung | March 20, 2017 2:06pm 

 O'Brian Jarqueese Henigan, 31, is accused of raping a woman in Kansas on Jan. 20.
O'Brian Jarqueese Henigan, 31, is accused of raping a woman in Kansas on Jan. 20.
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LAKEVIEW — The man charged with raping and kidnapping a Lakeview woman is wanted in Kansas for an armed rape, court records show.

O'Brian Jarqueese Henigan, 31, was arrested about 2 p.m. Friday on allegations he raped a Lakeview woman at gunpoint, forced her into the trunk of his car and took her on a bumpy high-speed chase that ended in a South Side crash.

According to court records, Kansas authorities issued a warrant for Hennigan for an armed rape in Seward County. He fled the state Jan. 20, according to records, but additional details on the alleged attack were not immediately available.

Henigan will be extradited to Kansas once his Cook County case is complete, a judge ordered Monday.

Over the weekend, Cook County Judge Laura Sullivan denied Henigan bail on charges of aggravated criminal sexual assault with a weapon, aggravated kidnapping while inflicting harm, aggravated carjacking with a gun, possession of a controlled substance, armed robbery, being an armed habitual criminal and resisting arrest.

Police said a 24-year old victim was leaving a garage in the 3700 block of North Fremont Street around 8:20 p.m. March 9 when Henigan walked up with a handgun, sexually assaulted the woman, robbed her and forced her into the truck of her car.

According to prosecutors, Henigan stole the victim's ring, wallet, ID, debit card and cash.

He then drove to several spots on the South Side — trying to withdraw money from ATMs, police said — and at 9:55 p.m. hit a tree in the 11500 block of South Throop Street. He got out of the car and ran away; the woman was able to escape from the trunk and call police.

The woman was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center with minor injuries, police said.

Henigan, of the 10100 block of South Emerald Avenue, was arrested near his home carrying marijuana Friday afternoon, according to an arrest report. Court records describe Henigan as an unemployed father of two. He's previously received treatment for a drug problem, records show.

The Tribune reported Henigan has a lengthy criminal history, including a 2013 conviction for unlawful use of a weapon by a felon in Lake County.

The attack came less than two weeks after a 25-year-old woman was raped and robbed in her car in the 1200 block of West Barry Avenue shortly after midnight Feb. 28. In that case, police said, an armed man robbed the woman before forcing her into her car at gunpoint and raping her.

While officials said they believed the two attacks could be related, Henigan has not been charged in the Feb. 28 case.