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Blue Island man accused of chaining and sexually assaulting woman in Pullman arrested in Alsip

Joel Cammon, 44, of Blue Island, was arrested yesterday in the village of Alsip. Police say he's the man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman over a three day period last month in an abandoned building in West Pullman.

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Blue Island man accused of chaining and sexually assaulting woman in Pullman arrested in Alsip
Joel Cammon, 44, of Blue Island, was arrested yesterday in the village of Alsip. Police say he's the man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman over a three day period last month in an abandoned building in West Pullman. | Photo: CPD Book

Update: Cammon reportedly worked as a security guard and allegedly knew the woman from times when he paid the woman for sex, prosecutors said. He had arranged to meet the woman May 18 at the abandoned house and they began arguing when he said he was “sick of paying” her for sex. He then handcuffed her and dragged her to the attic, abandoned her there for three days, and came back periodically to sexually assault her.

The original story follows below.

ALSIP, Ill. - A 44-year-old Blue Island man arrested yesterday in the nearby village of Alsip is accused of having chained and sexually assaulted a woman over a three day period in the West Pullman neighborhood on the city's south side last month.

You may remember the case from last month in which a man named Antione D'Ice Dobine live-streamed an event where he said he was talking to a man around 5:30 p.m. on the 11900 block of South Eggleston in the West Pullman neighborhood, when he heard someone banging on a window inside an abandoned building. Inside, they discovered a 36-year-old woman handcuffed and chained.

You can read more about the initial incident here: Woman found handcuffed, chained to wall inside abandoned home on Far South Side, cop says

Authorities said they arrested Joel Cammon, 44, of the 13800 block of S. Western in nearby Blue Island, in the nearby village of Alsip, Ill.

Police say he was identifed as the man who, between May 18-21, 2022, kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 36-year-old woman in the 11900 block of S. Eggleston in the West Pullman neighborhood.

Cammon's official charges are as follows:

  • One (1) felony count - Aggravated Kidnapping - Inflict Harm
  • One (1) felony count - Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assualt/Felony

He is due in bond court today.


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