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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 a man lured her under false pretenses to a home where she thought she was meeting a friend from a support group she had been attending.

The 46-year-old woman had planned to meet a woman named “Mary” at 11 a.m. Monday at what she was told was 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 west from the parking lot on several winding roads to what police said she described 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 — clad in only her shirt — out of the home, police said.

The woman put her pants on in the driveway and drove to her home in Orland Park, where she told a friend what had happened, police said. 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 suspects is described as white, and the other as Hispanic, with both in their late 20s or early 30s, police said. Police have not determined the home at which the woman was assaulted, or located the men involved in the attack.