Call it the Brock Turner effect: An Illinois man received just one year of probation on June 26, after being accused of raping two women.

In September, prosecutors charged John P. Enochs of Downers Grove, Illinois for allegedly raping two former classmates at the University of Illinois — one in 2013 and one in 2015. A plea deal is helping Enoch evade jail time though. He won't serve a prison sentence for either crime. 

Under the plea deal, the 21-year-old plead guilty to one count of misdemeanor battery, instead of the two charges of felony rape the prosecutors originally charged him with. For that crime, a judge sentenced him to one year of probation.

The prosecutor’s office is tight-lipped about why they agreed to such lenient plea deal, but here's what we do know about this case:

The first charge:

The first alleged victim claims Enochs raped her at his fraternity house during a party on April 11, 2015.

Enoch and the victim were in the house's courtyard when she excused herself to the bathroom, according to court documents obtained by The Indy Star. The next thing she remembers is waking up to an unknown man on top of her, according to Indiana's CBS affiliate WTTV

The victim alleges she attempted to push him off, but he would not move. Afterward, she locked herself in the fraternity's bathroom, where her friends found her. They immediately called the police and ordered a sexual assault exam. The nurse found a laceration on the victims genitals, and Enochs' DNA on her body. 

WTTV reported that surveillance video showed Enochs entering the room after her. The alleged victim later picked Enochs as her assailant during a police lineup. 

But that’s not all: While investigating this assault, prosecutors found another victim, with an eerily similar story.

The second charge:

Another former classmate claimed Enochs raped her in 2013. She'd given up on pressing charges, until she heard about the other victim. Almost three years have passed, but the details of her alleged assault are still chilling:

"In October 2013, a woman told the Indiana University Police Department that Enochs raped her in her residence on Oct. 12, 2013, where a group gathered before attending a Greek function off campus…" The Indy Star reports. "The woman told police she didn't remember what happened, but friends told her they saw what appeared to be Enoch having sex with her, according to the affidavit."
When the victim texted Enochs afterward to ask what had happened, he told her, "You blacked out. So I left." But an eyewitness said they saw Enochs having sex with the victim that night, through an open window. The witness said Enochs quickly shuttered the windows after realizing he had been seen.

The sentence:

Despite the emergence of a second victim, the prosecution chose to enter a plea bargain with Enochs, dropping the charges to misdemeanor battery. In a statement obtained by Revelist, they explained that arguing the two cases separately — as Illinois law dictates — would have been nearly impossible.

"After the case(s) was filed, evidence continued to be developed that lead us to the conclusion that neither case, standing alone, presented sufficient evidence to prove rape," the statement read. In both cases, video evidence taken before the assault could have called into question the victim's claims that they were too intoxicated to consent."

"As the Monroe County prosecutors' office has acknowledged through their voluntary dismissal of the rape charges, John Enochs did not rape anyone and he should never have been charged with these offenses," the defense said in a statement obtained by ABC.

The 21-year-old did, however, plead guilty to battery with moderate bodily injury. The maximum sentence for simple battery in Illinois is one year in prison and a $2,500 fine. Enochs received one year’s probation. Additionally, as the prosecution noted in their statement, Enochs entered this plea as a level six felony. The court decided to drop the charge to a misdemeanor.

The context:

When describing the case to The Indy Star, Enochs' lawyer claimed he has been swept up in the "histrionics" of campus rape allegations.

"I totally believe John has been caught up in a whirlwind of emotion surrounding any allegation involving sexual assault on campus," his lawyer claimed.

This language will be familiar to those following the case of Brock Turner, a Stanford student sentenced to a mere six months in jail for sexual assault. While critics lambasted the decision, friends and family flocked to his defense.

One childhood friend penned a statement imploring students to "stop worrying about being politically correct every second of the day and see that rape on campuses isn’t always because people are rapists." 

Turner’s father begged for him to be let off on probation, similar to Enochs. In both cases, the judge issued a sentence far more lenient than the maximum.

Both men also tried to pin their behavior on the effects of campus party culture. Turner admitted he "made a mistake," and "drank too much," but claimed he "never ever meant to intentionally hurt" his victim. Enochs, meanwhile, decried the "issues of alcohol and sexual misconduct" on college campuses, but called the charges against him "sensationalized and false."

Unfortunately, that's where the similarities between these two end. Brock Turner will serve at least some time for his crime; Enochs will not.