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16-year-old charged as adult after woman sexually assaulted in Belleville garage

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Leondre L. McClendon was charged with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, one count of vehicular hijacking and one count of aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle (Credit: Belleville Police Department) Leondre L. McClendon was charged with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, one count of vehicular hijacking and one count of aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle (Credit: Belleville Police Department)

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A 16-year-old from Belleville is being charged as an adult in the “Parkridge Criminal Sexual Assault case,” according to the Belleville Police Department.

Leondre L. McClendon was charged with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, one count of vehicular hijacking and one count of aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle in connection with the case.

A female in her 20’s told police three men entered her garage in the First block of Parkridge Drive around 9:50 p.m., shortly after she arrived home, on May 5. She said the suspects demanded her keys, cell phone and access to her vehicle. She believed one of the suspects displayed what appeared to be a handgun.

While two of the suspects drove off in the victim’s 2015 Mini Cooper, the third remained in the garage and sexually assaulted her, officials said. Following the alleged sexual assault, the victim went to a neighbor’s home for help.

McClendon’s bond was set at $250,000. He will remain in custody at the juvenile detention center pending court proceedings or bond, officials said.

Two other juvenile suspects have cases pending in juvenile court in connection to the incident.

The police department said the Illinois State Police Metro East Forensic Lab played a “critical role in analyzing evidence” that led to charged being filed.

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