Dangelo Woolfolk was sentenced Thursday, his 25th birthday, to 39 years in prison for invading an older woman’s East Peoria home and sexually assaulting her.

Woolfolk, also of East Peoria, received 29 years with his guilty plea to aggravated criminal sexual assault with a weapon and 10 more years for home invasion and aggravated robbery. 

He could remain incarcerated for life if psychiatric examiners conclude he’s a sexually violent or dangerous person. He must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence.

His 60-year-old victim suffered a minor head injury in the assault that took place last Jan. 10 in her home near the 800 block of East Camp Street.

The woman told police she was in bed shortly after midnight when she awoke to see a man standing at the bedroom door wearing a hooded sweatshirt, gloves and sweatpants. When she grabbed her cellphone, the man pushed her across the bed, causing her to strike her forehead on a desk, she said.

The attacker told her he had a knife and ordered her to give him the password to her laptop computer. After trying to use the computer for several minutes, he had her sit up in her bed and perform oral sex on him, she said. He left a short time later with the woman’s cellphone, computer and money from her purse.

An officer responded to the woman’s 911 call and, as he drove her to a hospital, the woman spotted the man, later identified as Woolfolk, walking on Camp. Confronted by other officers who were summoned, Woolfolk said, “I plea, man.”

Police found a knife and the woman’s cellphone in his pockets. The computer was located in the home of Woolfolk’s girlfriend, a short distance from the victim’s home.