Man sentenced for charges connected to ’18 rape investigation

Man sentenced for charges connected to ’18 rape case

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - The man who pled guilty to several felony charges, including rape, has been sentenced.

According to the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office, Michael Foster, 49-years-old, was sentenced on Thursday to 45 years for charges connected to a 2018 rape at an apartment complex.

Mugshot of Michael Anthony Foster from 2017. (Vanderburgh Co. Jail)
Mugshot of Michael Anthony Foster from 2017. (Vanderburgh Co. Jail)

Last month, Foster pled guilty to the following charges:

  • Armed Robbery
  • Intimidation
  • Rape

During April of 2018, police say Foster used a replica gun to force his way into an Evansville apartment unit. After he made his way in, Foster raped the victim, the prosecutor’s office states.

“The clear concise details given by the victim in this case to the 911 dispatcher just minutes after the attack was crucial to solving this case,” explained Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Hermann. “Deputy Prosecutor Jamie Swan, Evansville Detective Stacy Spalding, and numerous other law enforcement officers who investigated this case dedicated hundreds of hours to putting this dangerous individual behind bars.”

Police say, officers were able to recognize him from the victim’s description when they arrived. An attempt to escape the area was made, but officers shot Foster after he pointed the replica gun at them.

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