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.
Ewing is alleged to have assaulted three women the next morning in three separate incidents within 45 minutes.
Ewing, who was charged with putting one victim in a bear hug and trying to grab her neck at a bond hearing on Wednesday, was accused. The 45-year-old victim managed to escape.
Ewing allegedly grabbed another female victim by the shoulders within 15 minutes of the initial attack. A Lyft driver spotted the situation and intervened. Ewing fled the scene but the victim managed to flee.
Ewing was filmed by Chicago Transit Authority surveillance cameras urinating into a bottle before throwing it on a woman
Ewing was accused of forcing two women into his van on Sunday. Ewing has been charged with two felonies for aggravated battery, and one felony for attempted kidnapping.
The Prosecutors stated that Ewing had been identified by two people during a photo line-up.
Ewing was in court again on Wednesday. Ewing asked for a statement from Judge Ahmad at the hearing. The judge immediately denied Ewing’s request and shut off his microphone.
Judge Ahmad reviewed Ewing’s past convictions and sentencing records. Based on his findings, Ewing was determined to be a “real threat to the community”. He set his bond at $500,000.
WGN TV reports that Ewing’s lawyer claimed that Ewing has a mental illness. This includes schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.