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Chicago man accused of sexual abuse on CTA train

Published: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 10:58 p.m. CDT

CHICAGO – A Chicago man is being accused of sexually abusing a woman on a crowded transit authority train.

A police statement said 37-year-old Angel Echevarria was charged with criminal sexual abuse by use of force and failure to register as a sex offender.

Police said the attack took place Tuesday on a Brown Line train.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that during a bond hearing Saturday, prosecutors accused Echevarria of rubbing up against the woman.

She was able to get off the train and alerted Chicago Transit Authority staff.

Prosecutors said she spotted Echevarria again two days later at a CTA station and notified transit personnel who held the man until police arrived and arrested him.

Echevarria was ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bond.

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