- Associated Press - Thursday, July 24, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indianapolis man who was placed on home detention after being convicted of drugging and raping his then-wife was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for violating his probation.

The ex-wife of 52-year-old David Wise said she felt “sucker punched” by a Marion County judge’s decision in May to not give him any time behind bars.

Judge Kurt Eisgruber gave Wise the prison sentence for a June arrest for failing to properly charge his GPS monitoring device so that probation officers could check on his whereabouts. Wise told the judge he didn’t know the battery was dead until waking up about 5 a.m.

The judge also ordered Wise to serve three years on home detention, two years of probation and register as a sex offender for 10 years.

A jury convicted Wise in April of rape and criminal deviate conduct charges. He was at first given eight years on home detention and a 12-year suspended sentence.

Mandy Boardman told reporters after Thursday’s hearing that she was relieved that Wise would be in prison away from her and the couple’s son and daughter.

“I think my children can finally get some peace knowing that we won’t have to be looking over our shoulder, and that the person who has caused us all so much heartache and emotional damage is gone for now,” she said.

The Associated Press generally does not identify sexual assault victims but is using Boardman’s name because she decided to speak publicly about the case.

Boardman was married to Wise for 12 years until their 2009 divorce. She testified during the April trial that in 2008 she found three sex videos of her on Wise’s cellphone but didn’t remember the sex or consenting to the videos. She said she once woke up with a pill dissolving in her mouth.


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