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Jury Finds Glendale Heights Man Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Elderly Woman/Home Invasion

January 10, 2024

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that a jury has found a Glendale Heights man guilty of breaking into an elderly woman’s home and sexually assaulting her in November 2021. The jury returned their verdict early this evening following a three-day-long trial and approximately two hours of deliberations. In all, the jury found Anthony Lane guilty of one count of Home Invasion (Class X Felony) and three counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault (Class X Felony). On December 6, 2021, Judge Ann Celine O’Hallaren Walsh set bond at $5 million with 10% to apply. Lane has been held in custody at the DuPage County Jail since that time.

On November 22, 2021, at approximately 6:00 p.m., the ninety-two-year-old victim entered her attached garage after returning home from her dialysis appointment. As the victim turned to close the garage door, she saw an individual, later identified as Lane, standing in her doorway. When the victim tried to close the door to her home, Lane forced the door open and pushed her into the residence. Lane then bound the victim’s hands with duct tape, carried her upstairs, placed her on a bed in her bedroom and sexually assaulted her. After the assault, Lane fled the home at which time the victim called 911 and was transported to a local hospital for medical attention. Through the course of their investigation, authorities identified Lane as a suspect in the case. On December 2, 2021, Addison Police took him into custody. He has remained in custody at the DuPage County Jail since that time.

“After breaking into an elderly woman’s home, Mr. Lane duct taped her hands and sexually assaulted her,” Berlin said. “The level of depravity exhibited by Mr. Lane is extraordinarily disturbing. With the jury’s guilty verdict, he now faces one hundred twenty years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. I thank the jury in this very upsetting case for their service as well as Judge Ann Celine O’Hallaren Walsh for ensuring a fair trial for both sides. I also thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Cathy Nusgart and Nick Catizone for their work in holding Mr. Lane responsible for his horrendous actions.”

Lane’s next court appearance is scheduled for February 28, 2024, for post-trial motions.

Lane, Anthony

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