Convicted rapist avoids jail time in Indiana

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

INDIANAPOLIS She was drugged and repeatedly raped by her husband while she was sleeping, but he only received home detention, and no jail time.

Now, an Indianapolis woman is speaking out about what she's been through.

David Wise admitted to drugging his wife and raping her over a three year period.

A jury found him guilty of six felony charges in April, and prosecutors asked for 40 years in prison.

But the judge handed down a 20-year sentence with eight years of home detention and 12 years suspended.

That sentence has outraged many, and especially his victim.

"I feel like I got sucker punched in the stomach on Friday when my rapist, my convicted rapist, was given a home detention sentence," Mandy Boardman explained. "I hear the judge tell me to forgive my rapist, and then I listen to him tell him that he can go home that day. Never in a million years would I have thought that anybody would ever -- especially a judge -- but I never thought anybody would ever tell me to forgive my rapist. And I never in a million years thought my rapist would be walking out the door with me."

Wise has appealed his case.

He served 24 days in jail before he was sentenced.

He has been stripped of rights to visit the children he had with his ex-wife.

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