Ex-Frat Member Will Only Serve One Year Of Probation For Two Rapes
Jordan Enochs, a 22-year-old former student of Indiana University and member of the Delta Tau Theta fraternity, was charged in connection with not one, but two rape cases in September 2015.
But after accepting a plea deal, he will only be serving one year probation for his charges.
John's first charge was reported when he was still a member of Delta Tau Theta back in April 2015. A woman claimed he tried to have sex with her, and campus police found that security tapes confirmed her allegations.
While police were investigating that case, another woman came forward against Enochs. This woman accused him of rape in the Delta Zeta sorority house on the Bloomington, Indiana campus. Enochs was arrested and charged with two counts of felony rape after a DNA test was performed.
That being said, after accepting his plea deal on June 23, Enochs only pleaded guilty to battery with moderate bodily injury, which is a Class A misdemeanor.
His lenient sentencing is obviously leading people to draw comparisons between this and the recent case of Brock Turner, the Stanford swimmer who was only charged with six months in jail after being caught raping an unconscious woman after a party. People are concerned that yet another precedent is being set by the courts that may discourage women who have experienced sexual assault from coming forward and taking legal action against their aggressors.
ABC obtained a statement written on behalf of Enochs with regards to his charges:
John Enochs did admit to conduct in one instance that the Court found to be a misdemeanor. He is profoundly sorry for his lack of judgment and has apologized for his conduct.
Right, those two sentences totally excuse his behavior.
Citations: Former Indiana University Frat Member Charged With Two Counts of Rape Will Serve One Year of Probation (New York Magazine), Rape Charges Dropped Against Former Student in Plea Deal (ABC News)