Jeffrey Akard, 35, Peru, IN

A convicted rapist who asked the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100102100000000" title="Indiana" href="/topic/us/indiana-PLGEO100102100000000.topic">Indiana</a> Court of Appeals to reduce his sentence instead got it extended by 25 years.<br>
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Thirty-five-year-old Jeffrey Akard of Peru, Ind., had asked the judges to reduce his 93-year sentence to 40 years. Instead they extended it to 118 years, citing the heinousness of Akard's crime; he held a homeless woman captive, zapped her with a stun gun and repeatedly raped her.<br>
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A state Supreme Court ruling last year reserved the power to increase sentences in unusual cases and noted the court had never done so.

( WXIN-TV FOX59 )

A convicted rapist who asked the Indiana Court of Appeals to reduce his sentence instead got it extended by 25 years.

Thirty-five-year-old Jeffrey Akard of Peru, Ind., had asked the judges to reduce his 93-year sentence to 40 years. Instead they extended it to 118 years, citing the heinousness of Akard's crime; he held a homeless woman captive, zapped her with a stun gun and repeatedly raped her.

A state Supreme Court ruling last year reserved the power to increase sentences in unusual cases and noted the court had never done so.

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