Illinois court affirms Indiana man’s sentence in 2015 attack

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, Indiana, 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.