Rapist’s sentence reduced 105 years

A man convicted of holding a Greenwood woman at knifepoint and raping her repeatedly will still spend the rest of his life in prison, despite an appeals court reducing his sentence by 105 years.

Judge Mark Loyd sentenced Shawn Corbally to 270 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of eight felony charges, including rape, burglary resulting in bodily injury, criminal deviate conduct and criminal confinement. The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld the conviction but determined the sentence given by Loyd was inappropriately large compared with similar cases.

The court reduced the sentence to 165 years. Corbally, 35, still will spend the rest of his life in prison, Johnson County Prosecutor Brad Cooper said. The sentence, even at its reduced level, is still the longest sentence on record in Indiana given to a person convicted of rape, Cooper said.

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