plea in mc area rape

Monday, January 29, 2018 15:23 PM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News

A Michigan City teen has agreed to serve one-year behind bars for raping a 20-year old woman while she was sleeping.

Alexander Thompson, 17, would also receive five-years probation for level 3 felony rape under terms of the plea under advisement in LaPorte Superior Court 1.

According to court documents, the 20-year old woman and her family went to a wedding in June.

She became intoxicated then went to her grandmother's house in Michigan City and fell asleep.

She later woke up and beside her was Thompson being yelled at by her grandmother who had walked in to check on the woman, police said.

LaPorte County chief deputy prosecutor Mark Roule said the guilty plea was sought by the victim to avoid having to testify at trial.

Bergerson said he will order Thompson write a letter of apology and read it out loud in the courtroom prior to his March 15 sentencing, if he accepts the plea.

The judge will also decide if the one-year of incarceration will be served in the LaPorte County Jail or prison.