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Man Charged in Wrigleyville Kidnapping, Sexual Assault

A man has been charged in connection with the violent kidnapping and sexual assault of a woman in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood earlier this month, according to police. 

Jarqueese O’Brian Henigan, 31, faces charges of aggravated criminal sexual assault with a weapon, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm, possession of a controlled substance, robbery armed with a firearm and armed habitual criminal – all felonies, Chicago police said Saturday in a release. 

He was also charged with one misdemeanor count of resisting a police officer, and was found to be wanted on an out-of-state warrant.

Henigan, of the 10300 block of S. Halsted St. in the Washington Heights neighborhood, was taken into custody Friday in that same block after being positively identified as the suspect who allegedly attacked a woman just steps from Wrigley Field on March 9. 

Around 8:30 p.m., a 24-year-old woman was exiting a garage behind her apartment building in the 3700 block of N. Fremont St. when Henigan approached her and pulled out a gun, according to police. 

Authorities said he then allegedly forced her into the trunk of her blue 2012 Mazda and sexually assaulted her, before taking off on a joyride that spanned more than 20 miles, all while the victim was locked inside the trunk of the vehicle. 

Henigan drove to several locations on Chicago’s South Side, police said, before crashing the car into a tree in the 11500 block of S. Throop St. That’s when the woman said she used the emergency trunk release to free herself and call police.

He was expected to appear in bond court on Sunday. 

Published 48 minutes ago | Updated 22 minutes ago

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