Kevin Tillman Courtesy: Cook County Sheriff's Office

Cook County Sheriff’s police charged a 30-year-old Chicago man in the Forest Preserve attack and sexual assault of a young woman walking home after a Homecoming dance, Oct. 3. Kevin Tillman, of the 4900 block of Adams in Chicago, was charged with criminal sexual assault, a class X felony, and unlawful restraint. He was scheduled to appear in bond court on Oct. 10 at the Maybrook courthouse, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Police said Tillman followed the teenager around 11:45 p.m. as she was walking home from the Forest Park Blue Line station westbound on Madison Street near First Avenue. Police said Tillman grabbed her, forced her into a nearby Forest Preserve area and sexually assaulted her.

The victim had been attending a dance in Chicago and taken the train back to the Desplaines Ave. Forest Park Blue Line stop, Sheriff’s police told ABC-7 Chicago.  She was walking home toward Maywood. The woman broke free and ran away from the attack, Sheriff Tom Dart told ABC-7.

Proviso Township High School District 209 issued a warning, Wednesday, to parents and students.

“Incidents like this remind us all about the safety precautions our students and others should take when they are walking around our area, whether it is to/from school or on the weekends,” the press release said. 

Jean Lotus

Jean Lotus loves community journalism. She covers news, features, two school boards, village council, crime, park district and writes obits for Forest Park Review. She also covers the police beat for...

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