Accuser Lashes Out Over Plea Deal That Spared Alleged Baylor Rapist Prison Time: 'He Stole My Body'
She told the judge in question that she's "devastated" by the decision.
Jacob Walter Anderson's accuser, identified in court documents as Donna Doe, lashed out at the judge in the case for accepting the deal, which includes three years of probation, counseling and a $400 fine. Anderson will not have to register as a sex offender, according to the terms of the deal.
“I am devastated by your decision to let my rapist Jacob Walter Anderson go free without any punishment,” Doe told Texas State District Judge Ralph Strother in court.
"He stole my body, virginity and power over my body and you let him keep it for all eternity," she continued. "He is now free to roam society, stalk women and no one will know he is a sex offender."
To Anderson, she added: "It must be horrible to be you. To know what you did to me ... to know that you almost killed me."
Anderson, now 23, was the president of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Baylor in Texas when authorities say he raped Doe in 2016, when she was a 19-year-old sophomore. She told police she drank a glass of punch that she now believes was spiked and began feeling dizzy almost immediately, according to the Star-Telegram.
Anderson allegedly led her away from the party and assaulted her repeatedly, Doe said. She claims she passed out and woke up choking on her own vomit, the paper reported.
Anderson initially faced four charges of sexual assault. As part of the deal, he pleaded guilty to the lesser count of unlawful restraint.
“Conflicting evidence and statements exist in this case making the original allegation difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt,” prosecutor Hilary LaBorde said in a statement. "As a prosecutor, my goal is no more victims. I believe that is best accomplished when there is a consequence rather than an acquittal.
"This offender is now on felony probation and will receive sex offender treatment, a result which was not guaranteed, nor likely, had we gone to trial," the statement added.
Vic Feazell, the victim's attorney, was astounded by the "sweetheart deal," telling KWTX, “It pays to be rich and white in McLennan County when you’re charged with a crime.”
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