Transcript for Teen Accused of Rape Gets Probation
Now to outrage over the punishment for a former high school athlete who was charged with sexually assaulting two classmates. He got two years prohibition instead of prison time. Reporter: David Becker won't spend a single day behind bars. If he followses the rules of his probation, he won't have a criminal record. This morning, a Massachusetts teenager charges with sexually assaulting two classmates is free. A judge sentencing him to two years' probation. Prosecutors had asked that David Becker, seen early this summer in court, serve two years in prison. In April, two of his female classmates said they were sleeping after a house party and each woke up to the 18-year-old assault them separately. In an interview with police, Becker allegedly denied having sni contact with one of the alleged victims the said that when the other didn't protest, he thought it was okay. In an audio recording from his June plea hearing, his lawyer arguing the former high school basketball player was a good student, with no previous criminal record. And he was a only have tier. He's been punished publicly, privately, and internally, and incarceration and conviction for a felony and sex registration requirements are not what he needs. Reporter: During sentencing, the judge sharing that the victims did not want to see berk's life ruined over this. She says in her own words, I do not want to be responsible for ruining his life. That is moving to the court. Reporter: The sentence now compared to the Stanford rape case. In which Brock turner was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman was only given six months behind bars. One person tweeted that prif lenl is a good thing. If he completes his probation, he won't have a record. We have an amazing survival story now. A Florida teen beat the odds by beating back a brain-eating
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