A Markham man previously convicted of sex assault has been charged with trying to rob three women at a salon, then holding a woman hostage Friday night in a South Side salon, police said.
Byron K. Moore, 49, faces charges of aggravated kidnapping, sexual abuse, attempted sex assault, unlawful restraint and attempted robbery in the attacks, police said in a release tonight.
The incident began about 6:45 p.m. when the man went into the salon on the 3100 block of South Archer Avenue in the McKinley Park neighborhood, police said.
After the man went into the salon, he complained that he was owed money, tried to rob the three women and took the 40-year-old woman hostage, police said. Moore held the woman in a back room and sexually abused her, police said.
The man also had tried to sexually assault the woman, who was taken to an area hospital for observation, police said.
Police were called to the scene and eventually forced their way inside the business, police said.
Moore, of the 16200 block of South Laflin Avenue in Markham, is a registered sex offender, according to state records. He pleaded guilty in a 1997 home invasion and aggravated criminal sexual assault case and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, according to court records. At the time of that attack, he was 34 years old and his victim was 30, according to state records.
Moore was scheduled to appear in Cook County Bond Court on Sunday, police said.