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The rural Bloomfield man accused of the multiple rape and sexual deviant conduct acts forced on a 78-year-old woman during a robbery at her home was formally charged on nine felony counts in Greene Superior Court on Friday morning.
Alex C. Callison, 28, is accused of breaking into the woman's home and carrying out a variety of sex acts during the early morning hours of Oct. 28 with the incident stretching into the afternoon.
He is also accused of stealing $500 in cash, whiskey and several Hydrocodone prescription pills from the victim.
The wheels of justice turned tough Friday on Alex C. Callison.
When Greene Superior Court Judge Dena Martin pronounced the sentence on each of four criminal counts, she ruled that the sentences will be served consecutively, or one after the other.
During a change of plea and sentencing hearing early Monday, Callison entered a plea of guilty to, and was sentenced to:
* Burglary, a class A felony, 47.5 years (the maximum allowed by law is 50 years)
* Rape, a class B felony, 19 years (maximum of 20 years)
* Criminal deviate conduct, a class B felony, 19 years (maximum of 20 years)
* Intimidation, a class D felony, 2.5 years (maximum of 3 years)
The case initially filed against Callison included five other criminal counts which were dismissed under the terms of a negotiated plea agreement. The agreement left sentencing up to the discretion of the judge.
This^^, is in no means, a reasonable excuse for his actions. Although I do think that this should be, at least partially, considered.
The State's case was argued by Greene County Deputy Prosecutor Keven McIntosh.
"I do not think that Callison is just a predator. I think this incident was fueled by drugs and alcohol," said McIntosh. "Appearances can be deceiving, but in court, he seemed remorseful. And by admitting guilt, he did save us going through a trial."
This woman, did not immediately come forward.
Callison also told deputies he was under the influence of alcohol and pills and at times claimed he could not remember. After giving some details, Callison began to cry and asked for an attorney at which point the interview ended.
To me, this even further illustrates the point I am trying to make. For example- IF a similar crime had been committed last night by someone who was out of their mind on drugs. IF they woke up today, and realized/remembered what they had done. IF the victim did not immediately report it to anyone. then...........
The incident was not reported to State Police until Oct. 31 because the victim feared her attacker would kill her and her family, according to court records.
Originally posted by BrokenCircles
reply to post by buster2010
you are missing the point.
As I stated, it is not an excuse. I also stated that some would jump to this exact same conclusion that you have.
The point I am trying to make is that the harshness of this sentence could possibly encourage future assailants of a similar crime, to just go ahead and eliminate the witness.
Callison's criminal history was also brought out -- he had one previous conviction on his record, a class C felony burglary involving a break-in at a barber shop in Daviess County. Callison was on parole for that conviction when the current crime was committed.
Originally posted by Wyn Hawks
...imo, your point gives WAY too much credit to the criminally minded by falsely presuming that they are going to have a debate with themselves on whether or not killing their victim might lessen their chance of getting caught or influence their sentencing if they're caught and convicted...
I shall create a completely fictional, hypothetical example.
if they were truly worried about the aftermath, they wouldnt commit the crime in the first place...