LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A northern Indiana man convicted of beating and raping a Lafayette woman while her three children were home has been sentenced to 145 years in prison.
Twenty-eight-year-old James Miske Jr. of Lafayette was convicted last month of two misdemeanors and seven felonies, including rape and criminal deviate conduct in the January attack.
The Journal & Courier reports the victim told a Tippecanoe Court during Tuesday's sentencing hearing that Miske should remain locked up permanently and she wouldn't feel safe if he were released.
The woman's 4-year-old son told investigators he was asleep on a couch when Miske entered the home and began to beat his mother, at one point smashing her head against the wall and threatening to kill her before dragging her into a bedroom.
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