Lafayette man gets life behind bars in rape case

James Miske Jr. (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette man was sentenced to life behind bars after he was convicted of rape, strangulation and resisting law enforcement.

Lafayette police were called to a home on Southhaven Boulevard back in January after a woman said she was beaten and raped by 27-year-old James Miske Jr. while her children were in the home.

Prosecutors said the woman told police Miske said several times that he’d “kill her.”

According to court documents, Miske would not cooperate with police and started fighting the officers. Police then used a stun gun on Miske.

A Tippecanoe County jury found him guilty last month. He was sentenced to 145 years in the Department of Corrections. 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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