$5 Million Dollar Bond Set For Man Who Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 92-Year-Old Woman

by The Chicago Times Staff

December 6, 2021

ADDISON, IL — The bond for a Glendale Heights man accused of breaking into an elderly woman’s home and sexually assaulting her was set today by DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Addison Director of Police Bill Hayden.

Anthony Lane, 53, of the 2200 block of Century Point Lane, appeared at a bond hearing this morning, where Judge Ann Celine O’Hallaren Walsh set bond at $5 million with a 10% surcharge.

Lane faces one count of Home Invasion and two counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault.

According to police, the 92-year-old victim entered her attached garage after returning home from her dialysis appointment on November 22, 2021, at approximately 6:00 p.m.  As the victim turned to close the garage door, she allegedly noticed an individual, later identified as Lane, standing in her doorway.

According to police, victim attempted to close the door to her home, the defendant forced the door open and pushed her inside.  Lane is also accused of binding the victim’s hands with duct tape, carrying her upstairs, placing her on a bed in her bedroom, and sexually assaulting her.

Lane allegedly fled the scene after assaulting the victim.

Following the alleged assault, the victim dialed 911 and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.  Authorities identified Lane as a suspect in the case during their investigation.

Lane was apprehended by Addison Police on December 2, 2021.

“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. In addition to the Addison Police Department, I commend all the agencies involved for their outstanding work on this case. I also thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Cathy Nusgart and Nick Catizone for their work in preparing a strong case against Mr. Lane.”

“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. “I also thank State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and his office for their legal guidance.”

Lane’s next court appearance is scheduled for December 21, 2021.