MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 47-year-old Minneapolis man with history of sexual violence has been indicted in connection to the beating and sexual assault of a female victim earlier this year.
On Friday, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced that Michael Landon was indicted by a grand jury for first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Landon has a previous conviction of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in 2004.
According to the attorney’s office, Landon was noncompliant with his predatory offender registration when the Jan. 20, 2020 incident occurred.
Landon allegedly invited a female victim, who was near the light rail platform on Lake Street and Hiawatha, to his south Minneapolis home. She later fell asleep at the residence and woke to Landon sexually assaulting her, the complaint said.
According to the complaint, the victim attempted to push Landon away, but he punched her, put her in a chokehold and continued to sexually assault her.
“When Landon finished, he told the victim to leave. The victim then left the house and walked over two miles from south Minneapolis to a downtown Minneapolis hospital to receive medical attention,” the attorney’s office said.
At the hospital, the victim was treated for a broken eye socket. She was able to identify Landon from a variety of photos, and Landon was arrested shortly after.
If convicted, Landon could face up to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years. His first appearance is Friday afternoon.
Source: CBS Minnesota