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Former Vanderbilt player sentenced to 15 years for dorm rape

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In this Nov. 3, 2014, file photo, former Vanderbilt football player Cory Batey arrives for jury selection in his rape trial in Nashville, Tenn.  (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File) In this Nov. 3, 2014, file photo, former Vanderbilt football player Cory Batey arrives for jury selection in his rape trial in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A former Vanderbilt football player has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for raping an unconscious female student.

A criminal judge handed down the sentence for Cory Batey on Friday after the victim said her life was shattered as a result of the rape.

The woman was a neuroscience and economics major when she was assaulted in a dorm on the Nashville campus in June of 2013. Four former football players were charged.

The sentencing comes amid widespread furor over a Stanford University swimmer who was sentenced to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on a college campus.

Batey was convicted in April of aggravated rape, which carries a sentence of 15 to 25 years. Prosecutors asked for the maximum, saying the punishment would send a message about campus rapes.

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