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Chicago man charged with sexually assaulting teen girl on CTA train

Chicago man charged with CTA sexual assault
Chicago man charged with CTA sexual assault 00:25

CHICAGO (CBS) – A man was charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl on a CTA train Saturday evening.

He has a long criminal record including drug-related charges dating back to 2015.  

Anfernee Thomas, 27, was charged with one felony count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Chicago police said the 16-year-old victim was riding the train, in the 7500 block of North Paulina Street, when she was approached by the offender and sexually assaulted.

Officers arrived at the scene around 5:07 p.m. The victim was taken to St. Francis Hospital for evaluation.

Thomas was arrested at the Howard station in Rogers Park and taken into custody.  

prosecutors say on saturday - he approached a 16-year-old girl on a train near the howard stop and sexually assaulted her.

      he was arrested at the scene moments later.

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