No bail for man charged with sex assault of toddler in River North McDonald’s

A man was ordered held without bail Thursday in connection to a sexual assault of a 3-year-old girl earlier this week in the restroom of a River North McDonald’s restaurant.

Christopher Puente, 34, faces a felony charge of predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under the age of 13 and a misdemeanor count of criminal trespassing, Chicago police said.

About 1 a.m. Wednesday, Puente allegedly refused to leave a business in the 500 block of North Dearborn Street and was arrested for trespassing, police said.

Christopher Puente | Chicago police

While investigating, officers recognized him as being the man pictured in a recently circulated community alert, asking for help identifying a man wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl Monday at a restaurant in the 600 block of North Clark Street.

Surveillance image of a male wanted in connection with sexual abuse of a toddler Feb. 17, 2020, in the 600 block of North Clark Street. | Chicago police