A former Indiana University student accused of two rapes was sentenced Friday to one year’s probation as part of a plea deal where the rape charges were dropped.
John Enochs pleaded guilty to the charge of battery with moderate bodily injury, a misdemeanor. According to Fox 59, he served one day in jail.
In April 2015, a fellow Indiana University student accused Enochs of raping her at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, where he was a member. Police security video showed Enochs entering a bedroom with the woman, who said she had been drinking.
While police were investigating that case, another student came forward and said Enochs raped her at the Delta Zeta sorority house in October 2013. According to Fox 59, Enochs was charged in that case after a DNA test.
According to a statement on Enoch’s behalf published on ABC News, Enochs is “profoundly sorry for his lack of judgment and has apologized for his conduct.” The statement maintained Enochs’ innocence in the rape cases, and said he had been unfairly charged.
“Issues of alcohol and sexual misconduct are serious issues on college campuses across the country, but such issues are trivialized when law enforcement misrepresents the true facts and fails to investigate the allegations fully and fairly,” said the statement.
According to Encohs' LinkedIn page, he had been slated to graduate in 2016. A university spokesperson told the New York Daily News that Enochs is no longer a student.
The seemingly light sentence comes just weeks after former Stanford University student Brock Turner was sentenced to just six months in jail after being convicted of raping a fellow student. The victim's letter about the rape went viral, causing national outrage over the light sentence.