Ex-Baylor frat chief accused of rape pleads to lesser charge

WACO, Texas (AP) — A former Baylor University fraternity president indicted on sexual assault charges in 2016 has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of unlawful restraint and been sentenced to probation.

Jacob Walter Anderson’s plea Monday in Waco came in a deal with prosecutors in return for dismissal of four counts of sexual assault. The deal would give the ex-Phi Delta Theta president three years of deferred adjudication probation, meaning the charge would be dropped if he satisfies his probation terms. He also would pay a $400 fine and seek counseling.

The former Baylor student who filed the complaint and her parents expressed outrage at the deal and urged state District Judge Ralph Strother to reject it.

Strother has ordered a presentence investigation and plans to schedule a sentencing hearing in about six weeks.

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