A judge today set bail at $100,000 for a property manager from Skokie who is accused of breaking into a 72-year-old woman’s apartment and trying to sexually abuse her last week in Chicago's Lake View East neighborhood, authorities said.
Malik Dervisevic,36, appeared before Judge James Brown, who set bail at $100,000 today. Prosecutors said Dervisevic has no criminal background.
Dervisevic, of the 7600 block of Long Avenue in Skokie, was charged with burglary, aggravated battery to a senior citizen and attempted aggravated criminal sexual abuse, all of which are felonies, police said.
Prosecutors said the victim had locked both locks on her door before she left for the store on the afternoon of June 7 in the 500 block of West Belmont Avenue.
But when she got home, noticed that only one of the locks was still locked. When she went inside, she saw Dervisevic, who is her building manager, in her apartment and trying to hide, prosecutors said.
According a police report, Dervisevic said to her: “You can make this easy" before ordering her to lay on the bed.
When she wasn’t able to grab a knife from the kitchen, she picked up her cell phone and the two began struggling for it. She twisted her right wrist and Dervisevic fled, the report said.
The report said the victim was afraid to call police, but she iced her wrist and went to an immediate care clinic where a doctor said she suffered a fracture and she was given a cast, the report said.
Prosecutors said she was afraid because Dervisevic had previously threatened her.
On Thursday a Catholic Charities worker who was visiting the victim saw her wrist, learned what happened and called authorities, police said.
Dervisevic was arrested in the building’s office. He was taken to the station without incident and charged early this morning, police said.
Tribune reporter Jason Meisner contributed to this report.