People v. Alexander

Illinois Appellate Court
Criminal Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2014 IL App (1st) 112207
Decision Date: 
June 27, 2014
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 5th Div.
Justice: 
GORDON
Holding: 
Affirmed.
(Court opinion corrected 7/1/14.) Defendant was convicted of criminal sexual assault for penetrating vagina of his cousin, then age 24. Evidence was sufficient for guilty finding of penetration beyond a reasonable doubt, as Defendant used his weight while lying on top of victim to continue act of penetration, while victim unsuccessfully attempted to stop him. Court properly admitted other crimes evidence, with testimony of Defendant's other cousin, then age 16, of Defendant's sexual assault of her in same month. Even though both victims were intoxicated or under influence of drugs at time of assault, no evidence that they were unable to perceive Defendant's actions.(McBRIDE and TAYLOR, concurring.)