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Suspect Charged With Sexually Abusing, Robbing Man In Lakeview

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A 53-year-old man has been charged with a robbery and attempted sexual assault early Tuesday in Lakeview.

Police said Parnell Barners, of the Uptown neighborhood, was identified as the suspect who robbed a 27-year-old man of his cell phone near Waveland and Halsted, a few blocks east of Wrigley Field.

Before the robbery, Barners allegedly tried to rape the victim.

Parnell Barners
Parnell Barners is charged with robbery and criminal sexual abuse. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Parnell was arrested shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday near Clark and Division. He has been charged with one count each of robbery and criminal sexual abuse.

He was due to appear for a bond hearing Wednesday afternoon at the Leighton Criminal Court building.

Police said Parnell has previous convictions for robbery and aggravated battery.

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