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Former IU student will only serve probation in rape plea deal

Posted at 3:40 PM, Jun 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-25 18:33:23-04

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A former IU student who had been charged in two rape cases will only have to serve probation after a plea deal with prosecutors.

John Enochs pled guilty to battery with moderate bodily injury and will serve one year of probation, with the rape charges against him dropped as part of the agreement.  Prosecutors have not given a reason for agreeing to the plea deal.

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Enochs was a member of the Delta Tau Theta fraternity when the first rape was reported in April 2015.  A woman who said she had been drinking accused Enochs of attempting to have sex with her, and IU Police say security video appeared to implicate Enochs. 

While police were investigating that case, another woman accused Enochs of a rape at the Delta Zeta sorority house on the Bloomington campus  in October 2013.  Enochs was charged after a DNA test.

Last week, one of Enochs's accusers filed a Title IX lawsuit against the university and Delta Tau Theta.  The complaint said in part...

Indiana University Bloomington officials and administrators showed deliberate indifference to actual notice of this sexual assault and condoned Delta Tau Delta fostering an environment of illegal and dangerous activity, as well as sexual assault.

The lawsuit also says Delta Tau Theta allowed Enochs to continue to be a member despite a history of sexual assault.