Man accused of chaining woman in attic of vacant West Pullman building for 3 days

Man accused of chaining woman in attic of vacant West Pullman building for 3 days

CHICAGO — A person who labored as a safety guard on the Far South Facet is accused of kidnapping a girl and chaining her in an upstairs attic of an deserted house for 3 days, prosecutors mentioned in court docket Wednesday.

The lady was discovered on Might 21 after her requires assist had been heard by a passerby outdoors. Officers entered the constructing and located the girl, 36, handcuffed and chained to a wall by her ankle, prosecutors mentioned.

The lady recognized her captor as Joel Cammon, 44. He was arrested Tuesday in south suburban Alsip and charged with aggravated sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping.

The pair knew one another from earlier encounters when Cammon paid her for intercourse, prosecutors mentioned. Cammon labored as a “quasi-security guard” for a close-by retailer, and had organized to satisfy the girl Might 18 at an deserted home within the 11800 block of South Eggleston, prosecutors mentioned.

They went to the basement and commenced arguing, prosecutors mentioned. Cammon mentioned he was “sick of paying” her for intercourse, then handcuffed her and dragged her to the attic, prosecutors mentioned. He deserted her there for 3 days, coming again periodically to sexually assault her, prosecutors mentioned.

Surveillance video within the space corroborates a few of the girl’s account, exhibiting her after which Cammon strolling via an alley towards the constructing, prosecutors mentioned.

On the time she was discovered, group activist Antione Dobine mentioned that he heard her cries for assist and referred to as police.

“She was screaming, ‘Assist,’ and I used to be like, ‘Who’s in there with you?’ and I used to be asking her completely different questions,” Antione Dobine, neighbor, mentioned. “At the moment, that’s after I made the 911 name. The police mentioned her legs had been chained and her arms had been handcuffed.”

In 2005, Cammon was convicted of animal neglect for allegedly tying a canine to a pole outdoors a constructing with out water or shelter.

Cammon has a historical past of melancholy and psychological well being points, his legal professional mentioned.

Decide Barbara Dawkins ordered him held with out bail.

Be aware: The video within the participant above is from a earlier report. TOC-TV contributed to this report.

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