The University of Texas at Dallas seniors aid that former Baylor University fraternity president accused of rape Jacob Anderson has been banned from the school's campus, university President Richard Benson announced late Wednesday afternoon. Earlier this week, Anderson agreed to a controversial plea deal in McLennan County following allegations that he raped a fellow student while president of a Baylor University fraternity in 2016.
Anderson led a 19-year-old woman who was intoxicated behind a house in 2016 where he repeatedly sexually assaulted her until she blacked out.
The president of the university in Dallas said administrators there had no idea, until this week, that Anderson was accused of sexual assault.
Despite facing up to 20 years each on four counts of sexual assault, prosecutors allowed Anderson to plead no contest to one count of unlawful restraint. The deal requires Anderson to serve three years of deferred-adjudication probation. He will not spend any time in jail, nor will he have to register as a sex offender.
After the incident, he was expelled from Baylor and went on to attend the University of Texas at Dallas, who now says it was oblivious of Anderson's legal history before admitting him.
university President Richard Benson said that Anderson will not participate in UTD commencement activities, will not attend UT Dallas graduate school and will not be present on campus as a student or as a guest.