Suspect arrested after 11-year-old girl was sexually assaulted at Walker Branch library in Morgan Park

Police are questioning a suspect after an 11-year-old girl was sexually assaulted Monday afternoon at a public library in Morgan Park in the far south.

The sexual assault occurred at the Walker branch of the Chicago Public Library, 11071 S. Hoyne Ave., officials said.

The girl was left alone by her mother in a corner room at around 4 p.m. when a 25-year-old man sitting nearby entered and sexually assaulted the girl, Chicago police said.

He fled but was later arrested, police said. The girl was treated in a hospital.

Police said the man had previously been banned from the library for “his inappropriate behavior with library patrons,” a police spokeswoman said in an email. No charges have been laid.

A city official said the library had previously called police about the man and officers told him to stay away from the building for a month.

The official said the assault took place in the adults-only section of the library, in an area not captured by CCTV.

The Chicago Public Library said in a statement that it takes “user safety very seriously and will continue to cooperate with law enforcement on this matter.”

Several city spokespersons could not immediately say whether the library had security personnel at the time, or whether anyone had been sanctioned.

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