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Orland woman reportedly assaulted near Oak Lawn

By Laura Bollin

An Orland Park woman was reportedly beaten and sexually assaulted after following a man under false pretenses to a home she could reportedly only tell police was near 107th Street and Pulaski Road.

The 46-year-old woman had planned to meet a woman named “Mary,” who is a member of a support group she has been attending, at 11 a.m. Monday at a restaurant near the intersection of 107th and Pulaski, according to Oak Lawn police. When she arrived at the location, where there is no restaurant, she reportedly pulled into a parking lot and was approached by a man who had pulled up in a car next to her and told her Mary was not feeling well. The man then asked the woman to follow him to Mary’s home, and led her on several winding roads to what she reportedly described to police as a brick, ranch home with a detached garage. The woman reportedly told police the home was in either Oak Lawn or Chicago.

After the two entered the home, the man told the woman Mary was waiting in a bedroom, and when the woman entered the bedroom he and another man beat her and sexually assaulted her, police said. The men then threw the woman out of the home while she was clad in only her shirt, and she put on her pants in the driveway, police said.

The woman reportedly drove to her home in Orland Park, where she told a friend what had happened. The friend reportedly told her to call police, which she did. Orland Park police drove her to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where it was determined she had been sexually assaulted.

Oak Lawn police officers drove around the area with the woman for an hour and a half, but were reportedly unable to locate either the men or the home where the assault took place. Police said the home could be in either Oak Lawn or Chicago.

One of the rapists is described as white, and the other as Hispanic, with both in their late 20s or early 30s, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call Oak Lawn police at 422-8292.