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Edgewater Man Faces 11 Years Prison Time For Crimes Involving 4 Different Women

An Edgewater man who went free soon after posting ‘affordable bail’ in 2018 for three crimes involving three separate women faces 11 years in jail after assaulting another victim this past July.

Edgewater resident Dujuan Oliver, who was 27-years-old at the time of the first three incidents, received four prison terms earlier this month from Judge William O’Brien for the crimes. Oliver was sentenced to four years for aggravated robbery, three years for robbery, two years for attempted robbery, and two years for aggravated battery in a public place.

Back on Sept. 2 of 2018, Oliver robbed three women in Lincoln Park and Lakeview within 30 minutes time. The first incident happened on the 2600 block of N. Orchard around 6:30 a.m. as a woman was walking her dog.  Oliver threatened to punch the woman in the face if she did not hand over her belongings.

The second incident occurred about 15 minutes later on the 600 block of W. Arlington place. Oliver reached into his waistband implying he had a weapon and fled the scene with the victim’s passport and $200 in cash.

The third incident happened on the 900 block of W. George Street around 6:55 a.m. Oliver again implied he had a gun. The woman threw her phone and ran from the scene. He was apprehended soon afterward after a routine traffic stop.

In Oliver’s first court appearance, Judge Michael Clancy set bail at $50,000 but Judge Marvin Luckman reduced his bail to $30,000 days later. That is when Oliver’s father took advantage of the ‘affordable bail’ plan and put down only a 10% deposit of $3,000 which set his son free.

On June 27 of 2019, Oliver struck again on the 2900 block of N Mildred in Lakeview. This time he assaulted a 32-year-old woman by grabbing her buttocks. After the woman jumped away, the suspect started to walk over to her in an aggressive manner which made her scream. Oliver fled the scene only to be located by Police minutes later and was identified as the attacker by a witness to the incident. He was taken into custody and ordered held without bail in that court appearance.

Though Oliver was finally sentenced this month to 11 years, he could possibly be paroled in June of 2022 after receiving Illinois’ 50% sentence reduction for anticipated good behavior, 217 days credit for time served, and concurrent sentencing deductions.


Hat Tip: CWBChicago.com

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