Chicago man charged with attacking, threatening girl on Loop CTA platform

Lijah Graham | Chicago police

A man was charged in connection with an attack on a 16-year-old girl last month on a CTA platform in the Loop.

Lijah Graham, 45, is accused of threatening the teen and striking her arm while they were at the Harold Washington Library station at 1 W. Van Buren St., according to police.

Graham was arrested Thursday in the South Loop neighborhood.

After investigation, police determined Graham has a history of violent behavior against youth and was not in compliance with his annual registration.


Graham, of East Garfield Park, was charged with aggravated battery of a transit passenger and failure to register as a violent offender of youth.

He is scheduled to appear in bond court Friday.