A convicted sex offender is accused of attacking three women in Chicago the day after he was released on bond for an unrelated offense, WGN-TV reported.
Quavon Ewing, 32, appeared in court on Saturday after he failed to register as a sex offender for a previous conviction. According to prosecutors, Cook County Judge Maryam Ahmad released Ewing on the promise that he would return to court.
The following day, Ewing allegedly attacked three women in three separate incidents within 45 minutes.
During a Wednesday bond hearing, prosecutors told the judge that Ewing put one victim into a bear hug. The 45-year-old female was able to escape the grip of her attacker by biting his neck. Prosecutors said that during the assault, the assailant moaned, groaned, and referred to the victim as “baby.”
Just 15 minutes after the first attack, Ewing allegedly grabbed another female by the shoulders. He punched her repeatedly and tried to shove her into his vehicle, prosecutors stated. A Lyft driver noticed the incident and intervened. The woman was able to get away from her attacker, who fled the scene.
Minutes later, Chicago Transit Authority subway station surveillance cameras captured a man believed to be Ewing urinating into a bottle and then throwing the bottle on a female.
Ewing was accused of attempting to force two of the women into his van on Sunday. He is now being charged with one felony count of attempted kidnapping and two felony counts of aggravated battery.
During a photo line-up, two of the victims identified Ewing as their attacker, prosecutors said.
On Wednesday, Ewing faced Judge Ahmad again in court. During the hearing, Ewing asked if he could make a statement, but the judge immediately denied his request and muted his microphone.
Judge Ahmad reviewed Ewing’s prior convictions and prison sentences for sexual abuse, aggravated battery, and criminal trespassing. Based on that information, the judge concluded that Ewing was a “real and present danger to the community” and set his bond at $500,000.
According to WGN-TV, Ewing’s defense attorney stated his client suffers from mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.