Crowe gets 8 years for burglary, misconduct

Published 9:00 am Saturday, December 9, 2017

A Clark County man charged with breaking into two homes and sexually assaulting the residents was sentenced to eight years in prison Thursday.

Jonathan Dale Crowe, 28, was indicted for two counts each of first-degree rape and second-degree burglary after he broke into two apartments at Brown-Proctor Apartments and Washington Street Apartments on March 10, 2016, and had intercourse with the victims inside.

Thursday in Clark Circuit Court, Crowe pleaded guilty to the burglary counts and was sentenced to eight years each, which will run concurrently.

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The rape charges were amended to sexual misconduct, which is a misdemeanor. Sexual misconduct is defined as a person having intercourse without the other person’s consent. Rape involves intercourse by forcing the victim to comply, or the person is not able to give their consent.

Prosecutors dismissed a persistent felony offender charge as part of the plea agreement.

Crowe decided to waive a pre-sentence investigation and asked to be sentenced immediately.

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