According to police, the violent attack occurred shortly after midnight on December 8 at a laundromat at 811 S. 75th Street in the Lawndale area. The victim, a single mother of two, was on the night shift. Her cousin told ABC13 that the doors were locked during those hours, so the suspect broke through the glass to get in.
“He ran in there. He hit her and he said, ‘Let’s go to the toilet,'” she said. “He forced her to the toilet and that’s where he took advantage of her. and stab her.”
ABC13 does not identify the victim of a sex crime and so the cousin’s identity is also being concealed. She is speaking out on behalf of the victim. She said the suspect was known in the area and the victim would even help him.
“He’s a homeless man and he’s going to sleep there next to Pizza Patron, near the ishateria. She said she’ll give him Cokes because she’s so nice. So, she never expected him to do this to her.”
Police confirmed they have witnesses. An employee said there is also video surveillance.
While the victim’s injuries were healing, her cousin worried about the long-term injury and wider danger to others.
“We just want him to be arrested because he’s dangerous to anyone. It can happen to anyone,” she said. “We just want justice.”
Police described the suspect as only a Black male.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact HPD’s Special Victims Section at 713-308-1140 or Crime Stoppers.
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