Illinois court affirms South Bend man’s sentence in 2015 attack

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An Illinois appellate court has affirmed the 68-year sentence of an Indiana man convicted in a brutal attack of a woman at her suburban Chicago home in 2015.

Londale Madison, 36, was sentenced in 2017 for sex assault, attempted murder and home invasion. Prosecutors said the South Bend man had approached the 26-year-old woman in her driveway and asked for gas money, which she declined.

He then allegedly forced his way into her Willowbrook home where he repeatedly hit her and sexually assaulted her. He then fled to Indiana but was returned to Illinois for the trial.

Madison had claimed in the appeal that the sentence was excessive and didn’t account for his potential for rehabilitation.

The Second District Appellate Court of Illinois said the sentence fit the crime.

“His attempt to call into question the sentence imposed upon him for the unimaginable crimes he pled guilty to demonstrates his complete lack of remorse for the physical and psychological injuries he inflicted on his victim,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said in a statement.

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