LA Crosse-Attemped Assaults

A La Crosse man charged with attacking a woman walking home is a suspect in nine other similar incidents.

21-year-old Raekwon Tillman allegedly followed the woman from downtown La Crosse around 2 am on September 8th. She says he tackled and strangled her while trying to sexually assault her. The incident happened in a yard near 13th and State streets. She was fighting back, using her keys between her knuckles, when a passerby responded to her screams and Tillman fled.

A day earlier, a complaint states that he exposed himself to a Western Technical College student at the college's Coleman Center.

Tillman has been charged with attempted second-degree sexual assault, strangulation, felony intimidation of a victim, lewd and lascivious behavior and disorderly conduct.

Prosecutors also are expected to charge Tillman in an incident that occurred May 28th, in which he is accused of wrapping his arms around two women and pushing himself against them while they were walking home near 14th and State streets.

Police suspect Tillman is involved in nine incidents between Aug. 1st and Sept. 8th. According to complaints, those incidents include reports that he tried to grope a woman on the La Crosse River Marsh trails, followed women to their Viterbo University dorm rooms, and followed students around WTC's campus.

Tillman, remains jailed on a $50,000 cash bond, and is barred from the Viterbo University, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse or Western Technical College campuses.


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