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District Attorney files appeal in Limestone Co. rape case

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LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

The District Attorney is now asking the Court of Criminal Appeals to step in and change the sentence of convicted rapist Austin Clem.

A 28-page document was the petition filed by District Attorney Brian Jones Saturday, asking the judge to throw out the current sentence for Austin Clem and re-sentence him. Jones also filed this motion to have Clem put back in jail until his sentencing hearing.

A jury convicted Clem on first and second degree rape charges, all involving the same victim.  

The charge comes with 30 years prison time, but the judge sentenced him to four years in the community corrections program and six years probation. The judge ruled no jail time for Clem unless he violated these terms.

Clem's victim Courtney Andrews, who wants to be identified, was shocked by the sentence. The district attorney said he would review all possible options to reach a sentence that would bring justice to Andrews.  

"The first thing that I asked was what can we do to change this because this is not ok for me and I am not through here but of course, I was thinking what is there to do? This is a judge. This is court. What else is there for me to do that could possibly change anything?" said Andrews.

These documents are simply filed with the court and the District Attorney is now awaiting a response.  

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