Another sexual assault story eerily reminiscent of the Brock Turner case has made headlines across the country for a predictably disturbing reason.
In April, 18-year-old David Becker of East Longmeadow High School in Massachusetts was arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted two unconscious high school seniors at a party, Mass Live reports. However, Becker only pled guilty to indecent assault, on August 15 he was sentenced to just two years of probation and no jail time.
According to Becker's attorney, Thomas Rooke, prison would have "destroyed this kid's life."
(Revelist has reached out to the East Longmeadow Police Department and has requested Becker's mugshot. We will update the piece if and when we hear back.)
"He can now look forward to a productive life without being burdened with the stigma of having to register as a sex offender," Rooke told MassLive. "The goal of this sentence was not to impede this individual from graduating high school and to go onto the next step of his life, which is a college experience."
“We all made mistakes when we were 17, 18, 19 years old, and we shouldn’t be branded for life with a felony offense and branded a sex offender,” he added.
(Thomas Rooke did not immediately respond to Revelist's request for comment.)