TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 12, 2019
A sentencing appeal for former Vanderbilt football player and convicted rapist Brandon Vandenburg has been denied, the Nashville Post reports. A Tennessee appeals court last week denied all 15 issues raised by Vandenburg’s attorneys. The court allowed only one small change: one charge of aggravated rape was reduced to attempted aggravated rape because that was what the jury in the first of Vandenburg’s two trials found. The 26-year-old was sentenced to 17 years after a Shelby County jury found him guilty on five counts of aggravated rape, two counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of unlawful photography for his part in the 2013 campus attack.