A former leader of a Texas A and M Christian student group has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman four and a half years ago.
The Brazos County district court jury that convicted 26 year old Jacob Pape of Lubbock sentenced him to seven years in prison. During the seven day trial, the jury heard from three women who said they were assaulted. Pape testified the contact was consensual.
Prosecutors say all three women were the victims of date rape. The jury took more than five hours to deliver the verdict and two hours to determine the punishment.
Prosecutors sought 15 years and Pape asked for probation. The punishment range included probation and prison time between two and 20 years.
An indictment against a second victim remains pending.