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Cops seek man in sex assault of woman near Red Line L station

Chicago Police released this phofrom CTA camerman who was arearound time woman was attacked early Wednesday Dec. 19 2012 Red

Chicago Police released this photo, from a CTA camera, of a man who was in the area around the time a woman was attacked early Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the Red line Morse L station in Rogers Park. Police said they want to question that man. Anyone with information is asked to call Area North police detectives at (312) 744-8200.

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Updated: December 20, 2012 2:01AM

A woman was sexually assaulted and robbed near an L stop in the Rogers Park neighborhood early Wednesday.

The attacker confronted the woman about 5:45 a.m. at the Red Line’s Morse station and forced her to a nearby construction site, where he sexually assaulted her, Chicago Police said at a news conference late Wednesday.

The man then stole the woman’s purse and was last seen fleeing south from Lunt on Glenwood Avenue.

The 50-year-old victim was taken to an area hospital, authorities said.

The man was seen loitering in the are — including around the L stop — in the six hours before the attack, Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.

Chicago Transit Authority cameras captured footage of a man in the area around the time of the attack, and police want to question that man.

“Let’s identify this guy and get him . . . in here so detectives can have a word with him,” Zala said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area North police detectivers at (312) 744-8200.

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