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Man Banned From Andersonville After Women Report Years Of Assaults

CPD Photo: Willie Wright

A man who was banned earlier this summer from Andersonville after multiple assaults on area women struck again three weeks ago prompting his arrest. The female victims of the crimes are now speaking out to warn others about the repeat offender.

On August 20, 41-year-old Willie Wright was taken into custody after grabbing a woman as she exited a ride sharing vehicle at Clark and Foster. This however is not the first time Wright has been arrested for assaults that were directed towards women. He has committed several other similar crimes in Andersonville since the beginning of the year which prompted Cook County Judge Donald Panarese to ban him from the neighborhood.

His most recent arrest in August violated that judge’s order and he is currently being held without bail. Wright has been on the radar of local police and community leaders as the repeat offenses have frustrated the community.

“This is the third time he’s been arrested since the year started,” Ald. Harry Osterman told NBC5. “Every time he gets out he goes out and commits these offenses against women, and as a community perspective, we want to make sure he’s not on our streets.”

Wright has been arrested multiple times through the years for many types of crimes from sexual misconduct to battery and assault. According to a Block Club Chicago story, many victims feel that they have been ignored by the justice system as he continues to commit similar crimes.

This has prompted many area residents to warn women on social media about Wright’s ongoing assaults. A poster bearing his image has also been distributed throughout the area prompting women to be aware of the man who has continually perpetrated such crimes.

The reports mentioned attempts to examine Wright’s mental state and that he has been  prescribed medication. Unfortunately, he has been reluctant to accept the help.

Authorities ask that if anyone sees Wright in the Andersonville neighborhood to call police. He is currently incarcerated and his next scheduled court date is on September 27.



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