Man wanted for 1984 rape found living in Oak Lawn
A man being sought by police for a rape that happened nearly 30 years ago has been arrested living under a fake name in Oak Lawn.
Manuel Acosta, 47, was one of three men who were named in warrants for the 1984 rape of a Chicago woman, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.
Police learned recently that Acosta was living under the alias of Manuel Soto Galvan in the 4000 block of West Wainwright Place in Oak Lawn, a statement from the sheriff’s office said.
And on Saturday morning, he was arrested there without incident, the statement said.
In November 1984, three men forced a woman into a van in Chicago and sexually assaulted her by force, sheriff’s police said. A warrant was issued for Acosta’s arrest in June 1985, charging criminal sexual assault and violation of bail.
Also wanted on warrants in the case are Jose Contreas, 56, and Amancio Salinas, 48.
Acosta is being held without bail at the Cook County Jail, and his next court hearing is scheduled for Thursday.