Man convicted of raping wife avoids prison time

David C. Wise (Provided Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man convicted of raping his wife will avoid prison time.

A judge sentenced David C. Wise to eight years of home detention. A jury found him guilty on all six counts of rape and criminal deviate conduct.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Wise drugged his wife with Xanax and other drugs. Once drugged, Wise would have sex with his wife. He then filmed the assaults on his cell phone, which his wife later discovered.

The prosecution asked for Wise to be sentenced to 40 years in prison. Based on sentencing guidelines, he could have received 100 years in prison.

“I felt there is no difference if she knew him or not, she invited him into her bed, or if she didn’t, because when she laid down she was not in the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Marion County Prosecutor Courtney Curtis.

In an interview, Mandy Boardman, the victim, expressed frustration that Wise is not going to prison.

“I was very shocked during sentencing,” said Boardman. “I was told I should forgive my attacker and I watched him leave the courtroom when I did.”

Wise is not allowed to contact Boardman, but what is complicating matters is that Wise and Boardman share children. Currently, Wise is pushing for visitation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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