Former Vanderbilt player Cory Batey sentenced to 15 years for rape
Former Vanderbilt football player Cory Batey was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday for raping an unconscious woman in 2013.
Batey and another former Commodore, Brandon Vandenburg, were convicted of rape in January 2015 but the verdict was thrown out six months later when a judge declared a mistrial due to juror misconduct.
During Friday’s sentencing hearing, the victim struggled through tears while urging the judge to levy the maximum sentence, according to The Tennessean. The victims full statement was published by the Associated Press.
Two other Vanderbilt players, Brandon E. Banks and Jaborian “Tip” McKenzie, were also charged in the case and are awaiting trial.