April 23, 2024

Venezuelan Migrant Charged with Sexually Assaulting UIC Student

A Venezuelan migrant has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a lady on the campus of the University of Illinois Chicago.

Elvis Hernandez-Pernalete, who additionally goes by Luis Guevara, has been charged with a March 16 assault on the campus. He allegedly adopted a lady who acquired off a practice on the UIC-Halsted Blue Line cease, then grabbed her from behind and dragged her to as secluded location, based on the UIC Police investigators, WFLD-TV reported.

Officials accused the suspect of assaulting the sufferer, stealing her private gadgets, and leaving the scene, the police report says.

Hernandez-Pernalete is accused of perpetrating a second assault on one other lady who was adopted and assaulted after getting off the practice. Hernandez-Pernalete was charged with legal sexual abuse, aggravated battery, theft, and tried theft in that case, as nicely.

On prime of the 2 assaults, legal sexual abuse, aggravated battery, theft, and tried theft, the person can be accused of stealing from a retail retailer within the space.

Officials say Hernandez-Pernalete was seen taking clothes off the racks and stuffing them right into a backpack on the T.J. Maxx retailer at 11 N. State St.

The retailer says that the price of the stolen gadgets amounted to $136.93.

On March 21, a Cook County choose denied pre-trial launch for Hernandez-Pernalete. The choose cited the suspect’s “pattern of attacking victims from trains.”

Arrests of Venezuelans are up 11,300 p.c in Chicago since 2021. In 2021, for example, solely six Venezuelans have been arrested within the Windy City. In 2022 that quantity soared to 700.

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