Posted on August 16, 2011

Woman Waiting Out Storm Was Raped at Gary Train Station

Chicago Tribune, August 16, 2011

South Shore Line police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who raped a 68-year-old woman as she waited out a rainstorm in a Gary train station over the weekend.

The woman was attacked as she sat in the passenger shelter at the Miller South Shore station in Gary about 11:45 p.m. Saturday, according to Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District police.


The woman was waiting for a rain shower to pass when a man rode up the platform on a bike and sat down near her, Byrd said. {snip}

The man tried to engage the woman in conversation, then pulled out a black handgun and ordered her to get down on the ground and disrobe, Byrd said.


Police described the attacker as black, in his mid-20s, slender build, about 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9. He was wearing a white T-shirt with black lettering on the front and back and white shorts.