Action: Justice For Indiana Survivors
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New York Times: Adele P. Kimmel, a lawyer with the public interest law group Public Justice, said the university’s decision not to investigate complaints of rape at off-campus fraternity houses appeared to directly contravene the Department of Education guidance and also sent a poor message to those off-campus fraternities. “It’s basically saying to fraternities, ‘Just make sure you commit rape at the fraternities and not on campus,’ ” Ms. Kimmel said.
Less than a month after Brock Turner was sentenced to only 6 months in prison for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, John Enochs — a former student and fraternity member at Indiana University, Bloomington — was charged with two counts of rape, but spent only one day in prison and received one year probation.
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"As I looked through pictures of Enochs casually playing golf with his buddies days after the bargain, I found myself screaming into deafening silence.
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How A Former Indiana University Student Got Probation After Being Charged With 2 Rapes
Jeffrey Herman, the woman’s attorney, said there had not been a follow-up to the initial DNA test.
“My client had a boyfriend at the time and they failed to check to see whether it was his DNA, nor did they check to see if it was a DNA from the bed where she was sexually assaulted,” he said.
Prosecutor Explains Plea Deal in Case of Indiana University Student Twice Accused of Rape
"The 2013 case was dropped altogether. Although Enochs pleaded guilty in the 2015 case to a felony, the judge made the decision to enter it as a misdemeanor."
EXCLUSIVE: Grinning on his country club golf course - the frat boy who escaped TWO rape charges with just ONE day in prison relishes the freedom which has left his 'victims' furious
"But his relaxing afternoon on the links comes just days after he was handed just 12 months' probation following his conviction for misdemeanor battery – and despite having originally been charged with two counts of felony rape."
Woman sues Indiana University, Delta Tau Delta over sex assault suspect
"The suit claims that the university and Delta Tau Delta allowed Enochs to have "unfettered access to females on campus" and to attend alcohol-fueled parties despite allegations that he raped a student in October 2013. The woman filing the lawsuit accused Enochs of raping her in April 2015."
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