Here we have another unfortunate crime that has hit close to home. I spoke with the father of the victim [via text message] earlier today and received permission to share the story and his pleas for the public to get involved.
I truly hope someone else besides saw something and tells the police what they saw. I pray that God does not give the assailant a moment’s rest knowing he will be sought after until he is captured or he turns himself in.
Earhustle411 and the writing staff sends our prayers to the Robert Perkins and Family and are thankful that his daughter is still alive and the grand baby is alright.
Read about it as reported by ABC 7:
A father is asking the public to help find the man who sexually assaulted his pregnant, 24-year-old daughter and locked her in a car trunk in the Rosemoor neighborhood.
“I’m an emotional wreck. But the flip side is my daughter’s still living. The baby is fine,” Robert Perkins said. He insisted on going on camera and using his name to as he asks for the public’s help in finding the man who attacked his daughter.
“I felt nobody, nobody deserves to be raped. Nobody,” Perkins said.
Perkins’ daughter, who is four months pregnant, was attacked Wednesday afternoon.
“He comes up behind her, put the knife to her neck, forced her into her car, drives her into the end of the block, in the alley, sexually assaulted her and then forced her in the trunk,” Perkins said.
The college student was loading books in her car when the offender forced her to drive him to an alley near 99th Street and Indiana.
“The way he was moving, like a predator, pushed her in her car. I was hollering, ‘He got her. He’s got her. He just jacked her car. And she’s in it. Call the police’,” the witness, who did not want to be identified, said. “I ran on out. I couldn’t catch him.”
The offender made the woman drive around the block and into an alley where he sexually assaulted her and then forced her into the trunk of her car, police said. Perkins said he taught his daughter how to find her trunk’s release lever.
“When she got her car, I told her, I said, ‘Learn your car.’ And she said, ‘Why?’ And I said, ‘You never know.’ And she said when she was in the trunk the first thing that popped into her head was my dad said trunk release,” Perkins said.
The Chicago State University student was able to get out of the trunk and get help. George Simpson, Sr. lives nearby. He was taking out his trash when he noticed a red Dodge parked in the alley.
“The trunk popped open and the young lady yelled out, hysterically, ‘Help me, help me, help me!’ I said, ‘Hold on, stay there. I’ll call the police,'” Simpson said. “She said, ‘No, no, I want to get out!’ She jumped out and she came around and I was, at the time, trying to call the police.”
The victim’s father hopes by showing his face people will listen.
“I feel like when people know that you’re going through something and it happened to you, they’re more adamant about getting more active in the community and helping bringing those type of people to justice,” Perkins said.
The victim was released from Roseland Community Hospital, her father said. The baby is fine, but his daughter was traumatized, he said, and is helping police with a sketch.
“We’re looking for you. We’re going to find you. It’d be in your best interest not to come around here,” the witness said.
Source: ABC 7 Chicago