By Devin Rose
Officials from the Illinois Department of Corrections arrested a 26-year-old Chicago man last week whom they believe tried to sexually assault a woman in December in Oak Park.
Andre C. Jackson, of the 100 block of E. 36th St., was charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery and a felony parole violation after his March 8 arrest, said Oak Park Police Commander LaDon Reynolds. Reynolds added that police did not have enough evidence to charge Jackson with criminal sexual abuse.
The woman was walking to her car on the evening of Dec. 7 when Jackson allegedly pushed her to the ground in a stairwell off an alley in the 200 block of North Oak Park Avenue. Jackson then reportedly put his hand over her mouth, reached under her skirt with his hand and grabbed her. The woman bit his hand and began to kick and scream. Jackson fled.
Reynolds said IDOC officials turned Jackson over to Oak Park police, with whom they had been working closely on this case. Jackson was processed and held for bond hearings.
Jackson is being held at Cook County Jail. He was paroled from Stateville Correctional Center in September after being sentenced to a year in prison for aggravated fleeing.