Crime & Courts

Bond set at $5 million for man charged in sexual assault of 92-year-old woman


Bond was set at $5 million Monday for a Glendale Heights man accused of breaking into an elderly woman’s home and sexually assaulting her.

Anthony Lane, 53, of the 2200 block of Century Point Lane, has been charged with one count of home invasion and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, according to a DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office news release.

On Nov. 22, at approximately 6 p.m., the 92-year-old victim entered her attached garage after returning home from her dialysis appointment. The victim turned to close the garage door and saw an individual, later identified as Lane, standing in her doorway. The victim tried to close the door to her house, but the defendant allegedly forced the door open and pushed the victim into the residence.

Lane allegedly bound the victim’s hands with duct tape, carried the victim upstairs, placed her on a bed in her bedroom and sexually assaulted her. Lane then fled the home. The victim called 911 and was transported to a local hospital for medical attention. On Dec. 2, Lane was arrested.

“The allegations that Mr. Lane broke into an elderly woman’s home, duct taped his victim and sexually assaulted her are extraordinarily disturbing,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said in the release. “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.”

Lane’s next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 21 for status.