Man sentenced for sexual assault near UW campus

Man sentenced for sexual assault near UW campus
Marcus Boone in court April 8, 2015

A Madison man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman near the University of Wisconsin campus in August.

Marcus T. Boone, 28, pleaded guilty to one felony charge of second-degree sexual assault with the use of force in February.

Police said Boone was identified because of a good description provided by the victim, which was used to search surveillance video from downtown cameras.

A 21-year-old woman told police the assault occurred in a parking lot on Fahrenbrook Court while she was walking home from an evening with friends in the State Street area.

A criminal complaint said Boone followed the woman home from the State Street area, and tried to talk to her a couple of times during the walk.

Boone threatened to shoot the woman during the incident, but she told police she did not see a gun, according to the complaint.

Boone told police he had been with the woman all night in the downtown area and then walked her home, but police pointed out that surveillance images and information from a cab company and a friend he was with that night conflicted with his story, according to the complaint.

“I did something so horrible to her, and I’m so sorry,” Boone said in court. “I took sex from her without her permission, and I hate myself for that.”

The judge thanked the victim for coming forward Wednesday. He commended her, and said she saved others from potential assaults.

Boone was also sentenced Wednesday to 12 years of extended supervision.