Greenwood rape case nears trial, prompts procedural changes


Greenwood's Tracy Trail snakes to the end of the Ashmore Trace Apartments, where police say a woman was raped in her apartment in August. According to the report, the incident ended when a jogger on the trail noticed the woman and her assailant. FILE PHOTO

Dozens of sex offenders face prison time as a result of a reform that was adopted after the Marion County Jail released a twice-convicted rapist 72 hours after he was arrested on a charge of sexual assault last summer.

Five days later, police said Shawn Corbally entered a woman’s Greenwood apartment, brutally raped her at knifepoint for hours while her children slept nearby and threatened to kill her and hurt her kids.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department reviewed Corbally’s release from jail and has since adopted new policies for how it handles sex offenders who get booked into the jail. Deputies now screen registered sex offenders who are arrested for any reason, to see if they should stay locked up, Capt. Michael Hubbs said.

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