Anthony Lane

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Addison Director of Police Bill Hayden announced that bond has been set for a Glendale Heights man accused of breaking into an elderly woman’s home in Addison and sexually assaulting her.

Anthony Lane, 53, appeared at a bond hearing where Judge Ann Celine O’Hallaren Walsh set bond at $5 million with 10 percent to apply. Lane has been charged with one count of home invasion (Class X felony) and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault (Class X felony).

On Monday, Nov. 22 at approximately 6 p.m., the 92-year-old victim entered her attached garage after returning home from her dialysis appointment. It is alleged that as the victim turned to close the garage door, she saw an individual, later identified as Lane, standing in her doorway.

It is alleged that as the victim tried to close the door to her home, the defendant forced the door open and pushed the victim into the residence. It is further alleged that Lane bound the victim’s hands with duct tape, carried the victim upstairs, placed her on a bed in her bedroom and sexually assaulted her.

It is alleged that after assaulting the victim, Lane fled the home. Following the alleged assault, 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 Thursday, Dec. 2, Addison Police took Lane into custody

“The allegations that Mr. Lane broke into an elderly woman’s home, duct taped his victim and sexually assaulted her are extraordinarily disturbing,” Berlin said. “Thanks to the efforts of the Addison Police Department however, Mr. Lane was identified as a suspect, apprehended and now faces several Class X felonies punishable by up to one hundred twenty years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.”

“I extend my sincerest gratitude to the Bloomingdale Police Department, the DuPage County Metropolitan Enforcement Group and the Illinois State Police Crime Lab who all worked hand in hand with my office ultimately leading to the successful identification and apprehension of the suspect in this case,” Hayden said.

Lane’s next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 21 for status in front of Judge O’Hallaren Walsh.


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