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Crime & Courts

Man convicted in 2015 assault of Willowbrook woman sentenced to 68 years

Londale Madison
Londale Madison

WILLOWBROOK – The Indiana man accused of beating, stabbing and sexually assaulting a 26-year-old Willowbrook woman in her home in August 2015 has been sentenced to 68 years in prison.

Londale Madison of South Bend had been charged in 2015 with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated criminal sexual assault, home invasion and armed robbery, all Class X felonies.

He will be required to serve 85 percent of that 68-year sentence, said Paul Darrah, communications manager for the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office.

Madison had been arrested by U.S. Marshals on Sept. 1, 2015, in South Bend, following a multi-agency investigation.

Suburban Life typically does not identify victims of sexual assault, but Melissa Schuster spoke to reporters after her hospital release in an effort to help other victims of sexual assault.

Schuster said she was in the driveway of her Willowbrook home at about 1 p.m. Aug. 29, 2015, when a man pulled into her driveway and asked her for money. She told him she didn’t have money to give him and went inside.

A short time later, he returned to her door asking to use her phone and then forced his way inside the home, she said.

Schuster said she was sexually assaulted and stabbed at least 17 times. She was later able to escape and ran to a neighbor’s house for help.

She was transported to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, where she was treated for her injuries. She was released from the hospital Sept. 4, 2015.

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