JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced today (Thursday, December 16, 2010) that two brothers were sentenced for their roles in the brutal rape of an 18-year-old girl in March.
Laurice Green, 18, and Lenell Green, 17, both of Joliet, were sentenced by Circuit Judge Daniel Rozak. Laurice Green was sentenced to 12 years in prison; Lenell Green was sentenced to 8 years in prison.
The maximum sentence either brother could have received was 15 years in prison. Both defendants have to serve 85 percent of their prison sentence before they will be eligible for parole.
The victim was at the brothers’ residence in the 1300 block of North Raynor late in the evening of March 5. Two other men also were at the house with the victim.
Laurice Green took the girl into a bedroom, punched her in the eye and raped her, according to trial testimony. Laurice Green then held her while Lenell Green and another man sexually assaulted her. After the rape, they threw her out of the house without her pants or shoes and ordered the fourth subject to drive her home.
The victim escaped the vehicle in the 600 block of Center Street and was rescued by someone who lives on the block. The Good Samaritan brought her a blanket, carried her into his house and telephoned police.
Assistant State’s Attorneys Jim Long, Chris Regis and Adam Capelli prosecuted the case.