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Man Attacked 5 Women During Downtown Groping Spree, Prosecutors Say

By Erica Demarest | May 15, 2017 3:56pm | Updated on May 16, 2017 10:38am
 Paris Dale, 29, is currently on parole for aggravated battery. Bail was set at $450,000.
Paris Dale, 29, is currently on parole for aggravated battery. Bail was set at $450,000.
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COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A man is accused of groping five women in the Loop last week, targeting women on escalators, in revolving doors and in Downtown stores.

Paris Dale, 29, is charged with aggravated battery in a public place following his alleged two-day groping spree. The homeless man was living at a Downtown shelter and is on parole for an aggravated battery conviction.

According to police and prosecutors, Dale grabbed a woman's buttocks on an escalator in the first block of West Madison Street about 12:20 p.m. Thursday.

Ten minutes later, he is accused of pulling down a woman's pants at a nearby CVS at 137 S. State St., court records show.

About 1 p.m. that same day, according to prosecutors, Dale groped a woman's buttocks in the revolving door at the Harris Bank building at 115 S. La Salle St.

On Friday, Dale groped a woman on a T.J. Maxx elevator at 11 N. State. St. about 1:45 p.m. before heading a block north and groping a woman in the Macy's food court at 111 N. State St., prosecutors said.

Dale — who lists his home address as the Pacific Garden Mission, 1458 S. Canal St. — is currently on parole for two aggravated battery convictions, state records show. Details of those cases were not immediately available.

Dale was released from prison Feb. 17.

Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. on Monday ordered Dale held in lieu of $450,000.