Teen sought in abduction, sexual assault

Photo courtesy of the Lincoln Park Police Department Fernando Anderson IV is considered a person of interest and being sought by Lincoln Park police for his role in an alleged abduction and rape March 30.

Photo courtesy of the Lincoln Park Police Department
Fernando Anderson IV is considered a person of interest and being sought by Lincoln Park police for his role in an alleged abduction and rape March 30.

Second suspect surrenders to LP police

By JAMES MITCHELL
Sunday Times Newspapers

LINCOLN PARK – Police today said one of two suspects in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a Lincoln Park woman turned himself in, and his alleged accomplice remained sought by investigators.

A police spokesperson said 19-year-old Fernando Anderson IV remained a person of interest – and was to be considered “armed and dangerous” – in the March 30 abduction and rape of a 23-year-old woman.

According to police reports, a woman had been parked at a downtown drug store when, about 9 p.m., two men pointed a gun at her and drove off. For about an hour they cruised neighborhoods – one driving while the other raped the woman – before letting her go.

The woman told police that one of the men, believed to be Anderson, had been required to be home by 10 p.m. for a court-ordered curfew. Anderson was described by the woman as wearing an electronic tether.

The woman was transported to a nearby hospital for examination and treatment.

A 22-year-old man turned himself in to Lincoln Park police about 8 p.m. Tuesday. A felony warrant was expected Wednesday. A photo of the man that had been captured by a convenience store security camera – where he’d stopped for cigarettes during the nearly hour-long alleged assault – had been widely publicized by local media.

“The Lincoln Park Police Department thanks the area media for their assistance,” a police spokesperson said Tuesday. “Almost immediately tips were coming in identifying the suspect in the convenience store snapshot.”

Anderson was described as about 6 feet tall, medium build with “hanging braids” and was last seen wearing a dark blue jacket and black jeans.

Anyone with information on these two men is asked to contact Lincoln Park police at 313-381-1800.

(James Mitchell can be reached at james.a.mitchell37@gmail.com.)