Indiana man convicted of drugging and raping his wife for 3 years gets no prison sentence


attribution: screenshot from Indianapolis Star interview

By Jen Hayden, Daily Kos

Another day, another outrageous non-prison sentence for a convicted rapist. The victim in this case, Mandy Boardman, is rightfully outraged.

Boardman, a small-business owner, told a detective on May 10, 2011, that her husband, David Wise, had been drugging her for at least three years and raping her in her sleep — and that she had found video clips on his phone.

For years, she said, she had been feeling sleepy for no reason and had found eye droppers around their bedroom. Sometimes, she said, she would see a strange powder in her drinks, or would wake up with a pill partially dissolved in her mouth, and see her husband slipping away with a flashlight in the dark.

After being confronted, her husband confessed. Last week he was convicted and the judge handed down his sentence.

On Friday, a Marion Superior Court judge sentenced Wise, 52, to 20 years — but not a day in prison. Of the sentence, 12 years were suspended and 8 years were to be spent in home confinement.

Prosecutors had asked for 40 years in prison.

Mandy Boardman called the sentence a “sucker punch to the gut.”

See her interview with the Indianapolis Star here.

Reprinted with permission from The Daily Kos.