(STMW) — A 23-year-old man faces up to 66 years in prison after being convicted Friday of the brutal rape of a woman during a home invasion in Lincoln Park in 2010.
A Cook County jury convicted Darrell Moore, 23, of 11 counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and one count of home invasion, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. He faces up to 66 years in prison when he is sentenced next month.
Moore, of the 8000 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, and three co-defendants entered the victim’s home in the 1100 block of West Dickens Avenue by going through an open window on the porch, a statement from prosecutors said. Moore then sexually assault the woman and threatened to kill her if she did not obey him.
He walked the 28-year-old woman around her apartment several times, demanding she give him money and jewelry, and after each such threat, would return to the bedroom and sexually assault her again, prosecutors said.
A neighbor who found the victim’s purse on the back stairs called police, but when officers arrived and called out to the victim, Moore would cover her mouth so she could not speak, prosecutors said.
Police eventually forced their way into the apartment, where Moore was found hiding under the bed, prosecutors said. At the time, police said Moore was found in bed with the woman.
Evidence at trial included numerous condoms found in the bedroom with DNA matching Moore and the victim, prosecutors said.
All three of his co-defendants pleaded guilty to home invasion.
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