Baylor Student Indicted on Sexual Assault Given Lesser Punishment
News 10 is reporting that the Ex-Baylor Fraternity President who indicted on four counts of sexual assault for allegedly raping a girl has pleaded no contest to a charge that will not put him in jail or on the registered sex offender list.
Jacob Walter Anderson, 24 allegedly led a confused victim outback during a party at a house at 2629 South 3rd on Feb. 21, 2015. He then pushed himself on her where she later only remembers waking up face down on the ground. Police confirmed that she was then taken by a friend to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center where medical officials confirmed the rape.
According to News 10, Anderson pleaded guilty on Monday to, "One count of unlawful restraint in exchange for a sentence of three years unadjudicated probation and will not be required to register as a sex offender."
The victims family could not be more disheartened by the verdict.
“This victim was told there was enormous amounts of evidence and a conviction was almost sure. And now two and half years later after living through hell, having the trial delayed a week before it was to occur and then never rescheduled, the DA has decided not to bother even trying to get justice,” the family’s statement said.
They also added that “It pays to be rich and white in McLennan County when you’re charged with a crime.”