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Man Sentenced To 109 Years In Prison After Raping Two IU Students At Gunpoint
Updated April 20, 2016 7:05 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMINGTON) - An Indianapolis man was sentenced to 109 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to breaking into an apartment and then raping two Indiana University students at gunpoint.

In February, 20-year-old Michael Deweese pleaded guilty to attempted murder, seven counts of rape, burglary while armed, two counts of armed robbery, three counts of criminal confinement with injury and resisting law enforcement with a deadly weapon.

The Herald Times reports that Monroe County Judge Marc Kellams cited the brutality of the crime and Deweese's previous criminal history as factors in handing down the sentence.

Monroe County Prosecutor Jeff Kehr says another man; 20-year-old Vaylen Glazebook, also of Indianapolis; is charged with the same crimes and may also have a chance to enter into a plea agreement.
Glazebook is facing the same 15 charges.

According to police, on November 9, 2015 both men broke into an off-campus apartment near the IU-Bloomington campus and raped two women inside. A third woman, who was hiding inside the apartment, called 911 to say she feared her roommates were being killed.

Both men are also accused of firing shots at a police officer as they fled the apartment. Both were injured in a police pursuit. Glazebrook suffered a minor gunshot wound to his upper right arm and DeWeese in his leg. No police officers were injured in the gunfire.

A third defendant in the case, 20-year-old Jesse Benti-Torres of Danville, is charged with burglary and assisting a criminal. He is accused of driving the two men to the apartment. He however, didn't go inside but waited in the vehicle for the men to return. He is currently out on bond.



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