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Indiana judge assailed for light sentence in husband-wife rape case
la times ^ | may 20, 2014 | matt Pearce

Posted on 05/22/2014 4:25:52 PM PDT by lowbridge

Edited on 05/22/2014 4:29:07 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

An Indiana judge came under heavy criticism Tuesday after he ordered no prison time for a man convicted of charges related to repeatedly drugging and sexually assaulting his wife.

On Monday, the Los Angeles Times wrote about the April conviction of David Wise, 52, of Indianapolis, on six felony charges of rape and deviate conduct that normally carry prison terms of six to 20 years apiece.


(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: indiana; rape
The Judge is an elected Judge. (Also a Republican). He has deleted his facebook page for obvious reasons.
1 posted on 05/22/2014 4:25:52 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Nice guy.


2 posted on 05/22/2014 4:31:51 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: lowbridge

It’s the Indiana law that’s the problem


3 posted on 05/22/2014 4:32:45 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: hoosiermama
Yes it appears to cry out for mandatory sentencing guidelines.
4 posted on 05/22/2014 4:36:23 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: lowbridge; Kenny Bunk

Give me a break.
Manadory minimum decade in the joint for raping your wife? The way trials are prosecuted and juries swing on “she-said” we’ll have a million Americans with unhappy wives incarcerated in a decade.
“well we were drinking... And he just attacked me...”
Hey baby sue in civil court and you can keep the house!


5 posted on 05/22/2014 4:47:29 PM PDT by golux
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To: windcliff

Hmmm...


6 posted on 05/22/2014 5:00:04 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: hinckley buzzard

It’s how the rape law is written. Since she was living in the same abode the law implies sexual consent. If they had been separated at the time he would be sent away.
The law needs to be changed because of the drugging and filming Since she is speaking out it may finally be changed.

Damn case law is the issue. Legislature only can trump it! Hope she is successful and keeps speaking out


7 posted on 05/22/2014 5:02:14 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: lowbridge
Well, she did marry the guy and have two children with him.

I would worry if a big sentence was mandated for this that it could be a way for divorcing spouse to get hubby thrown in jail and no child visitation. I've seen plenty of ex's who would do that in a New York minute if they could.

8 posted on 05/22/2014 5:13:13 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: hoosiermama
It’s how the rape law is written. Since she was living in the same abode the law implies sexual consent.

That may or may not be the case (most states have gotten rid of that presumption, but I'm not an Indiana lawyer, so I can't say for sure here), but even if it is, they overcame the presumption here. He was convicted of rape, as a Class B felony. This wasn't a case where the judge's hands were tied due to a bad law - the judge very well could have (and should have) sent him away, but chose not to.

9 posted on 05/22/2014 6:22:55 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: colorado tanker

Ding!


10 posted on 05/23/2014 6:40:05 AM PDT by golux
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To: golux
Manadory minimum decade in the joint for raping your wife? The way trials are prosecuted and juries swing on “she-said” we’ll have a million Americans with unhappy wives incarcerated in a decade.

Did you read the article? He drugged her, raped her while she was unconscious, and taped it.

11 posted on 05/23/2014 7:07:16 AM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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