8-year sentence for Wrigleyville home invasion, sex attack

An Uptown man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for sexually attacking a Wrigleyville woman during a home invasion nearly six years ago.

Marcel Geanes, 31, pleaded guilty to home invasion involving a sex offense and aggravated criminal sexual abuse while committing a felony. Judge James Obbish sentenced him to eight years on each count. The terms will be served concurrently and Geanes’ DNA will be added to a law enforcement database.

Marcel Geanes and the approximate location of the incident. | CPD; Multiplottr

Around 4:30 a.m. on August 30, 2015, a 25-year-old Wrigleyville woman awakened to find a shirtless man sexually abusing her while lying on top of her in bed, prosecutors said. He fled the apartment on the 1100 block of West Patterson with credit cards, identification, and other property belonging to the victim and a second woman. The victim was treated at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

About three weeks later, police officers who pulled Geanes over in Rogers Park realized he looked like the man detectives were seeking in connection with the Wrigleyville assault. They took him into custody.

Geanes’ parole date has not been set.

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