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Massachusetts Teen to ‘Enjoy College Experience’ After Rape and Assault Charge, Sentenced to Two Years Probation

On Aug. 15, a former high school athlete in Palmer, Massachusetts who was charged with sexually assaulting two girls received two years’ probation.

According to Mass Live, David Becker, 18, was charged in April with two counts of rape and one count of indecent assault and battery on a person older than 14.

East Longmeadow Police reports state that Becker and the two victims were drinking at a house party on April 2.

The three volunteered to stay behind and clean up the mess.

After the cleanup, Becker and the two victims went into a bedroom to talk, but the two girls fell asleep.

Even though Becker denies any wrongdoing, the young women insist that they woke up to Becker violating them.

In the initial report, the athlete said he thought his actions were OK because the girls did not stop him.

WWLP 22 News reports that Becker will be able to serve his probation in Ohio, where he will attend college.

“He can now look forward to a productive life without being burdened with the stigma of having to register as a sex offender,” said his attorney, Thomas Rooke. “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.”

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