Charges: Minneapolis man raped woman, broke her eye socket

A Minneapolis man has been charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
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A Minneapolis man is accused of breaking a woman's eye socket and raping her after inviting her and a friend to spend the night at his home. 

Michael Landon, 47, was indicted June 18 by a Hennepin County grand jury on a charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony that carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim and her friend were near the light rail platform at Lake and Hiawatha in Minneapolis in January when Landon approached them – he knew the victim's friend, but not the victim – and invited them to his house to sleep. 

On the morning of Jan. 20, the victim woke up to Landon sexually assaulting her, and when she tried to get away, he punched her in the face, put her in a chokehold and then raped her. 

Afterward, the victim walked more than two miles from south Minneapolis to downtown Minneapolis, where she went to a hospital for treatment. Police were called and noticed her eye was severely swollen shut and she had a broken eye socket, the complaint states.

The victim identified Landon in a photo array as the man who raped her. He is currently in custody, the complaint states.

Landon has a prior conviction of first-degree criminal sexual conduct from April 2005. At the time of this incident, Landon was not compliant with his predatory offender registration. 

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