2:47 PM CST, January 30, 2013
An 18-year-old man on probation is now accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl he lured to a South Shore neighborhood basement this week, according to authorities.
Judge Donald Panarese set bail today at $400,000 for Eugene Jackson, who is charged in Monday night's attack, according to Cook County state’s attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton. Jackson is scheduled to appear again in court on Feb. 19.
Jackson, of the 7700 block of South Constance Avenue, is charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault, accused of assaulting a juvenile girl Monday night, according to a statement from police News Affairs.
At approximately 10 p.m., Jackson met the victim on the street and began talking to her, police said. He told her his name was “Chris” and that he was 14, the statement said. A law enforcement source said the victim is 12.
He then lured her into a basement at the Constance Avenue address, where he sexually assaulted her, the statement said.
After she fled and called police, she was taken to an area hospital by her mother and was listed in good condition, the statement said.
When South Chicago District police officers returned to the scene of the assault they came in contact with a person in a hallway matching the description of the suspect, the statement said.
During a field interview, officers discovered the person had the middle name of “Christopher” and he was detained, the statement said.
Charges were brought after the victim identified him, the statement said.
On Jan. 16 in the Bridgeview Courthouse, Jackson had pleaded guilty before Judge William J. Kunkle to one count of residential burglary and was sentenced to two years of probation, records show.
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