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No bond for man charged in attempted sexual assault of 83-year-old

Darrell Crowley  |  Chicago Police photo

Darrell Crowley | Chicago Police photo

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A South Side man was being held without bond on charges of breaking into his elderly neighbor’s Washington Heights home and trying to sexually assault her early Sunday.

Darrell Crowley broke into the 83-year-old woman’s home in the 1000 block of West 92nd Street as she slept about 2 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.

The woman woke up and saw Crowley standing in her bedroom with his T-shirt pulled over his head and his pants and underwear pulled down, according to court documents.

Crowley grabbed the woman’s leg and climbed into bed with her, the court documents said.

Crowley and the elderly woman have been neighbors for more than 50 years. She recognized him and began screaming and hitting him with her cane, according to court documents. Crowley fled.

The woman’s son heard her screams, and when he looked out the window, he saw the porch light at Crowley’s home turn off, according to court documents.

The woman told officers Crowley was the man who broke into her home, and police found him at his residence, according to court documents.

Crowley, 54, was charged with one count each of home invasion and felony criminal sexual abuse, according to police, who listed his home address in St. Paul, Minn. He was ordered held without bond Monday and will be back in court Sept. 3, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

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