11/08/2012 02:10 pm ET Updated Nov 08, 2012

Hyde Park Assault: Obama Home Just Blocks From Scene Where 14-Year-Old Was Raped

Despite heavy police and security presence in the Hyde Park and Kenwood area on Election Day in Chicago, a man reportedly made a brazen, broad-daylight attack on a 14-year-old girl just blocks from President Obama's home.

The man allegedly pushed the girl, who was out walking her dog, between a few nearby garages and raped her around 10:30 a.m. at 52nd and Berkeley on Tuesday, according to CBS Chicago.

CBS notes the street where the attack took place is small and more alley-like than a typical street.

The police issued a description of the attacker, according to the Tribune:

"35-40 years old, 6'2"-6'4", medium to slim build with short black hair, brown eyes, no facial hair, dark complexion, and wearing a black jacket with yellow stripes on the arms from the shoulder down, blue jeans and black Nikes"

Disturbingly, the attack comes just one day after another 14-year-old girl from the North Lawndale neighborhood was abducted and gang raped by a group of six men on the city's West Side.

On Monday, reports CBS Chicago, the 14-year-old girl was walking on her way to school around 7:45 a.m. when her attackers grabbed her, forced into a van and took her to a house where she was assaulted.

(Read the complete description of the suspects and the vehicle in the North Lawndale assault.)

The Guardian Angels were passing out flyers and talking to residents, according to CBS. The group of citizen patrollers were escorting students to school Thusday.

In the Hyde Park attack, police are seeking the community’s help locating the attacker and are asking anyone with information to call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.



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