Consecutive Prison Terms for Robbery After a Sexual Assault

In People v. Tigner, 194 Ill. App. 3d 600, 141 Ill. Dec. 311, 551 N.E.2d 304 (1990), the defendant was convicted of criminal sexual assault and robbery. The evidence revealed that the defendant forced the victim into an abandoned building and sexually assaulted her. Not until after the defendant completed sexually assaulting the victim did he decide to rob her. The trial court sentenced the defendant to consecutive prison terms, and he appealed. The appellate court held that the offenses were not committed during a single course of conduct because they were separate acts borne from independent motivations. Tigner, 194 Ill. App. 3d at 610.