Man guilty of raping elderly woman in Addison home invasion

A DuPage County jury convicted a man Wednesday of breaking into a 92-year-old woman’s house and raping her in November 2021.

After a three-day trial, the jury found Anthony Lane of Glendale Heights guilty of home invasion and aggravated criminal sexual assault for the attack.

Evidence was presented that the woman returned home around 6 p.m. Nov. 22, 2021, from a dialysis appointment, entering the attached garage of her Addison home. As she turned to close a door, she saw someone, later identified as Lane, standing in the doorway.

When she tried to close the door, Lane forced it open and pushed her inside, according to prosecutors.

Glendale Heights man charged with sexually assaulting elderly woman in Addison

He bound her hands with duct tape, carried her upstairs to her bedroom and sexually assaulted her.

Authorities said they initially identified him as a suspect from a fingerprint left on the duct tape, according to court records.

One of the woman’s neighbors had also noticed a parked car blocking his driveway, with a license plate displayed in a passenger window. The car was found in an apartment complex in Glendale Heights and was registered to Lane’s wife, according to court records.

Bail set at $5 million for suspect in rape of 92-year-old woman

He was arrested on Dec. 2, 2021, and has been in the DuPage County jail since, on a $5 million bail.

He could be sentenced to up to 120 years in prison, according to a news release from the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.

“The level of depravity exhibited by Mr. Lane is extraordinarily disturbing,” State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said in the news release, calling it a “very upsetting case.”

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