02/25/2013 01:04 pm ET Updated Feb 25, 2013

Bucktown Sexual Assault: Marcos Cervantes Charged In Rape And Kidnapping After Cops Trace Stolen Phone

Updated story

A 16-year-old boy who is a ward of the state was charged Monday after he was accused of breaking into a Chicago woman's Bucktown home in broad daylight Sunday afternoon, raping her at gunpoint and then kidnapping her following the assault.

His additional act of petty robbery, however, is what led police straight to him.

Police say the harrowing attack happened around 1:15 p.m. in the 2100 block of West Moffat Street and identified the 43-year-old woman's attacker as Marco Cervantes, the Chicago Tribune reports.

According to CBS Chicago, Cervantes — who reportedly hopped the security fence to break in to the home — stole his victim's cell phone, forced her into her own car and drove off. He let her go just blocks away from her residence near Western and Hirsch.

While the woman was treated for injuries at a nearby hospital, police tracked her stolen smart phone, the Sun-Times reports.

According to NBC Chicago, Cervantes didn't get far: Roughly an hour later, police caught up with the teen in the victim's car and arrested him teen in Douglas Park, near Western and Roosevelt.

Cervantes was taken into police custody Sunday, and charged early Monday , Fox Chicago reports.

The Tribune reports Cervantes is charged as an adult with aggravated criminal sexual assault, home invasion by armed force, armed robbery, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated vehicular hijacking.

Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. denied bond for the teen during Monday's bond hearing saying, “There is no condition (of bail) that I can set to protect anybody from you."

Cervantes was reportedly led from the court room crying following the hearing.



Crime In Chicago