Evansville Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Attempted Rape

An Evansville man will spend several decades in the Indiana Department of Correction after previously being found guilty of Attempted Rape, Criminal Confinement, and Battery.

Posted: Oct 11, 2021 2:09 PM
Updated: Oct 12, 2021 8:12 AM

An Evansville man has received his sentencing after previously being found guilty of Attempted Rape, Criminal Confinement, and Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

47-year-old James Snapp of Evansville, Indiana, was sentenced to 30 years in prison after being found guilty of those charges, the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office said Monday.

He was found guilty of the crimes in September of 2021 following a three-day trial.

Originally, police said that a victim who had face and body injuries said that Snapp had committed the assault. Police said the victim was treated at Deaconess Midtown for bone fractures and swelling around the eyes and mouth.

When officers spoke with Snapp, they say he told them he had no memory of what had happened, but that he did admit to using meth.

Snapp will serve out his sentence at the Indiana Department of Corrections.

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