WARSAW — A North Manchester man was sentenced in Kosciusko Superior Court I Thursday, Jan. 28, for the alleged rape of a woman in May 2015.
Noah Emmanuel Akins, 25, 808 Ron Court, North Manchester, was found guilty of rape, a level 3 felony charge, and was sentenced to nine years in the Indiana Department of Correction. Akins will receive credit for time served equaling 115 actual days.[*** ERROR: Weaver X-Plus Shortcoder undefined id: 'surveybegin' *** ]
Pursuant to his plea agreement, the court will suspend four years of the sentence imposed, placing Akins on probation. Akins will serve approximately five years total in the IDOC and will be required to file as a sex offender upon his release.
In accordance to the ruling of Judge David C. Cates, Akins is not permitted to have any contact with the victim or her family; must obtain and maintain employment; must pay $50 per week toward the court; must repay $300 for public defender appointment; obtain sex offenders evaluation and complete any recommended treatment or counseling; and must register for life as a sex offender.
According to an affidavit of probably cause filed by the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office, on May 10, 2015, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Officer Thomas Waikel responded to a sexual assault. Upon arrival, Waikel spoke with a woman who advised Akins had visited her home with a family member after a night of drinking. While asleep in bed beside her husband, she awoke to someone performing illicit acts to her. She observed her husband was asleep beside her and began kicking and yelling. Akins initially crouched beside the bed and eventually left the room after the victim continued yelling at him.
According to the affidavit, Akins posted an apology stating, “I f***** up, I am so sorry, between my divorce, liquor and what we used to have, I made a huge mistake, it will never happen again.”
Akins initially denied the charges, telling police he went into the bedroom to tell her the family member’s vehicle was still parked at his residence. He stated he grabbed the female’s leg, shook it and she kicked him in the head. He stated he only touched her leg that he knew of, but may have touched her someplace else. Police did see a bump on his forehead.[*** ERROR: Weaver X-Plus Shortcoder undefined id: 'surveyend' *** ]