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Steven Ray Hessler to be sentenced Friday for 1980's rapes, home invasions

A Greensburg man convicted of 19 Class A Felony counts in relation to several brutal home invasion attacks in Shelby County is scheduled for sentencing Friday.


Steven Ray Hessler was convicted after an 8-day jury trial of two counts of rape, six counts of unlawful deviate conduct, seven counts of burglary resulting in bodily injury, three counts of criminal deviate conduct, and one count of robbery – each as a Class A felony. 


The charges stem from a series of home-invasion sexual assaults from 1982-1985.


In all, Shelby County Prosecutor Brad Landwerlen is asking for 420 years in prison.