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Report: Lawyers of former frat president accused of sexual assault respond to criticism

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Posted at 8:23 PM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-15 11:26:46-05

The lawyers of former Baylor frat president Jacob Walter Anderson have responded to criticism saying that they have "never encountered a case with more misrepresentations concerning what actually occurred." 

Anderson was accused and indicted on four counts of sexual assault in 2016. In October 2018, Anderson was offered a deal to plead no contest to the lesser charge of unlawful restraint, receiving three years probation and a $400 fine. 

Waco police said the victim was given a type of punch at a party in February, which made her become disoriented. Anderson was accused of raping her and leaving her unconscious.

After McLennan County Judge Ralph Strother accepted the plea deal, petitions for the removal of Strother, and the banning of Anderson from his college UT Dallas, surfaced

The controversial decision sparked outrage nationwide. 

In a statement obtained by CNN from Anderson's attorneys, Mark G. Daniel and Tim Moore, the team said they have "never encountered a case with more misrepresentation concerning what actually occurred."

The attorneys said that the sexual activity between Anderson and the victim was consensual and that there was no DNA evidence linking Anderson to the incident. 

"All I have to say is I'm disappointed. Our entire system failed this young woman," Vic Feazell, the victim's attorney said."In 40 years of law practice, I've never seen anything like this."

On Wednesday, UT Dallas said that Anderson would not be allowed to be on campus or attend graduate school. UTD released the following statement on the situation via Twitter:

The full statement from Anderson's lawyers: 

The victim's full statement is below: 

A statement from the McLennan County Assistant District Attorney: 

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