• September 30, 2022

[Sickening] Another Assault In A Woman’s Bathroom Involving a Child

Man Chokes 8-Year-Old Girl in Public Bathroom

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A man choked an 8-year-old girl until she passed out inside the bathroom of a South Loop store last weekend, according to Chicago Police.
The woman and her 8-year-old daughter were shopping together in a store Saturday, May 7, when her daughter went into the restroom alone. The woman then heard a scream from her daughter and went inside to find 33-year-old man carrying the unconscious girl into a stall, police said. He had choked her with his hands, police allege.

The man, 33-year-old Reese M. Hartstirn, was restrained by people in the store until police arrived.

The child was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital.  Her condition is unknown.

Hartstirn, of the 500 block of North Racine, was charged with felony counts of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated battery of a child. He also faces misdemeanor counts of battery and aggravated assault of a peace officer for taking a swing at an officer who booked him at the Central District station, police said.

Source:  NBC Chicago

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