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Cops: Man attacks woman in Chicago college dorm shower

CHICAGO - Tavares Humphries, a 28-year-old man, is charged with sexually assaulting a woman in a dormitory shower on the University of Illinois at Chicago campus, reports CBS Chicago.

Police said Humphries is charged with one count each of attempted murder, aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping, attempted burglary, and battery of a police officer.

Humphries allegedly attacked a woman at about 10 a.m. Monday in the bathroom of a residence hall on campus. University police said he sexually assaulted the woman and choked her into unconsciousness, according to the station.

Other dorm residents reportedly heard the victim's cries for help and called police.

 


"I woke up because I heard screaming," said UIC student Haley Mcintosh, who lives down the hall from where the alleged incident took place. "They were screaming like bloody murder and it was really scary."

Other students came to the aid of the young woman and detained the suspect, according to the station.

Police do not know how Humphries, who is not affiliated with UIC, got into the dorm, but campus police have increased security since the incident.

"It's kind of scary," UIC student Ghazal Baniasad told CBS Chicago. "Yesterday, I was walking back from the library. I was studying late at night, so it was scary to walk back. I was always checking behind my back."

Humphries has a lengthy criminal record, with at least 17 arrests, and seven convictions, including one for a sex offender registry violation, according to the station.

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