Baylor University fraternity president Jacob Walter Anderson reached a plea deal with on Dec. 10 in which he will not serve any jail time on a charge of “unlawful restraint” of a female student in 2016.
The female student claimed that Anderson raped her when she was virgin, beat her up and left her for dead at an off-campus party.
Anderson will get three years of deferred probation, have to pay a $400 fine and is required to seek counseling. It’s not clear what the counseling is supposed to accomplish.
CNN reporter Ed Lavandera read a portion of the transcript of the victim’s statement to the court following the ruling:
“I’ll read you a little more of what the victim in this case also went on to say during that court hearing yesterday. This is from our affiliates down there in Waco, saying, quote, “If I had the courage to come back to Waco” — referencing this because apparently the prosecutor and the D.A.. did not appear in the courtroom yesterday — she said, “If I had the courage to come back to Waco and face my rapist and testify, you could at least have had enough respect for me to show up.” “You both will have to live with this decision to let a rapist run free in society without any warning to future victims. I wonder if you will have nightmares every night watching Jacob rape me over and over again.” According to the victim’s attorneys in this case, they basically said that Jacob Anderson had left this victim to die, choking on her own vomit and that’s why this victim was describing this in such emotional terms.
(Source: CNN via YouTube)