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Still no arrests in rape of teen in Logan Square on New Year’s Eve

Updated: January 5, 2012 8:06PM

Chicago Police are reviewing surveillance video and witness statements — and waiting for the results of forensic tests — in their investigation of the New Year’s Eve rape of an 18-year-old suburban woman.

Three juveniles were questioned and released, but police believe more suspects were also involved in the attack on the Highland Park woman, who was sexually assaulted and beaten outside the Congress Theater in Logan Square on the Northwest Side.

Under the law, police must release juvenile suspects after 24 hours if they have not been charged with a crime. No charges have been filed in the case.

Normally, it takes at least a month to obtain DNA tests results from the Illinois State Police crime lab, but Chicago Police detectives have asked the lab to expedite the process, a source said.

The victim was turned away from a concert at the theater at 2135 N. Milwaukee because she did not have an ID. A short time later, she was seen walking with six young men. Security officers held three young men for the police after the woman was found naked and bleeding on a sidewalk near the theater.

British DJ Rusko was performing in the theater on New Year’s Eve. “Shocked and saddened by this,” he wrote on Twitter. “If you saw ANYTHING AT ALL do the right thing & contact Chicago PD.”

Harrison Area detectives can be reached at (312) 746-8252.

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