COA affirms 12-year sentence in rape case, but cites double jeopardy in reversing criminal confinement, pair of sexual battery convictions

An Evansville man’s 12-year aggregate sentence for rape and one count of sexual battery was appropriate, given his prior criminal history and the nature of his sex crimes, but his criminal confinement and two additional sexual battery convictions violated his protection against double jeopardy, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled in a partial reversal.

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