18-year-old charged with jail assault after rape conviction

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. – An 18-year-old has been charged with breaking the back of a fellow inmate during a beating that happened a few days before he went on trial for raping a carjacking victim.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Leondre McClendon was charged Tuesday with four aggravated battery counts in the Aug. 11 attack at the St. Clair County Jail. He went on trial a few days after the attack for the May 2016 sexual assault of a carjacking victim in Belleville. A jury last week convicted him of six charges in that attack, including aggravated criminal sexual assault and vehicular hijacking.

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office says the beating sent a fellow inmate to a hospital with several fractures to his back. The 59-year-old victim has since returned to custody.
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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