Limestone DA Asks Judge to Hold Clem Until Appeals Court Reviews Case
ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – The Limestone County District Attorney has asked a judge to review the case involving a man convicted of rape, but who will essentially serve no more time behind bars.
In September, a jury convicted Austin Clem of one count of first-degree rape and two counts of second-degree rape.
In sentencing last Wednesday, Judge Jimmy Woodroof chose to split the sentence, requiring Clem to only serve two years in community corrections and three years of supervised probation.
The prosecutor in court during the sentencing immediately contested it, and the victim and her family have also said they’re confused, talking with WHNT News 19 after it was handed down.
Limestone County District Attorney Brian C.T. Jones filed a motion November 16 to stay the proceedings. In it, Jones asks the court to stay the proceedings, suspend the imposed sentence and hold Clem in jail until the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals reviews the case.