This is turning out to be quite a trend. First swimmer-rapist Brock Turner was given an outrageously unfair, light sentence for raping a woman and now an Indiana University student has been freed after a single day in prison after being accused of the same crime.
John Enochs pleaded guilty to a charge of battery with moderate bodily injury, a misdemeanor — and, as a result, had two charges of felony rape dropped from his record.
Enochs was a member of a fraternity, Delta Tau Theta, at Indiana University when he was accused of rape the first time in April 2015. A woman who had been inebriated at the time of the assault said Enochs forcibly tried to have sex with her and the campus police who viewed the security footage confirmed her statement.
While the police investigated the incident, another woman accused Enochs of sexually assaulting her at the Delta Zeta sorority house in 2013. Enochs was charged after a DNA test came positive.
“John Enochs did admit to conduct in one instance that the court found to be a misdemeanor,” a statement obtained by ABC News, written on behalf of Enochs, read. “He is profoundly sorry for his lack of judgment and has apologized for his conduct.”
Rape is a level 3 felony in Indiana and can carry up to 16 years of imprisonment. But Enochs was sentenced to only a single year of probation after being released from jail after one day. It is not immediately clear what prompted the prosecutors to settle for a probationary sentence.
Social media slammed the verdict, while likening Enochs’ case with that of Turner.
Hi I'm John P Enoch... I raped 2 women at Indiana University and my punishment is 1 yr probation.Yes you are a scum! pic.twitter.com/ASld0ayU8f— Michele (@michele4273) June 26, 2016
TW: rape Brock Turner and John Enoch are enough to show you that its not refugees thatre the only rapists https://t.co/dFlNz0c2qA— mariyum (@maryamayusuf) June 26, 2016
Enochs’ LinkedIn page revealed he was scheduled to graduate from the university this year, although a university spokesman said Enochs is no longer a student at Indiana University.