Prosecutors secure 205 year sentence for Iowa man charged with South Side Sexual Assaults

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Cook County prosecutors have secured a 205 year prison sentence for a man convicted of sexually assaulting three women in two separate robberies on the city’s South Side, according to the office of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

Larry Price, 31, of Charles City, Iowa was convicted in December 2011 of 5 counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault and 2 counts of Armed Robbery for robbing two south side businesses and sexually assaulting employees who worked at the stores in September 2006 and April 2007.

According to prosecutors, on September 1, 2006, Price walked into the Rent-A-Center store, located at 95th and Jeffrey and held three men at gunpoint on the floor.  He then sexually assaulted two female employees while also holding them at gunpoint.   Price then fled after taking money from the cash register and money from the purse of one of the female victims.

On April 3, 2007, Price entered Yale Insurance, located at 10909 S. Western, armed with a gun. He sexually assaulted the female employee who was working alone in the store.  Price fled, however security cameras in the store captured his image.  Chicago Police provided the information to the local media.  Price was arrested after his ex-wife saw the security video on the news, recognized Price, and contacted police. 

Cook County Judge Neera Walsh sentenced Price earlier this week to 135 years in prison for the robbery at the Rent-A-Center store and 70 years for the robbery at Yale insurance.  The sentences will be served consecutively, totaling 205 years.

State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez thanked Assistant State’s Attorneys Patricia Shea and Mary Jo Murtaugh for their handling of the case.

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