The plea deal for Jacob Walter Anderson, accepted by State District Judge Ralph Strother on Monday, includes a recommended three years of deferred adjudication probation, a $400 fine and psychological, alcohol and substance abuse counseling.
Donna Doe said she was a sophomore when Jacob Anderson raped her multiple times at a frat party.
This is her victim impact letter pleading with Judge Strother not to accept the plea deal offered to Anderson.
Caution: The statement contains graphic descriptions of violence.
November 22, 2018
The Honorable Judge Strothers
Mclennan County Courthouse
Subject: Texas vs Jacob Walter Anderson: Donna Doe victim impact letter asking the judge to
deny the plea bargain
Dear Judge Strothers,
Thank you for reading my letter and taking the time to understand the reality and facts of this
case against Jacob Walter Anderson before you make a decision on a plea bargain to set free
the man who raped me and ruined my life.
On February 21, 2016 when I was a 19 year old, Sophomore at Baylor University, Jacob Walter
Anderson took me to a secluded area behind a tent and proceeded to violently and repeatedly
rape me. He repeatedly raped me orally and vaginaly while choking me, gagging me and
physically forcing my body into positions so he could continue to rape me. I had no control over
my body and no way to stop him. (please see my original written police statement) When I
collapsed on the ground he pulled down his pants and shoved his penis in my mouth and down
my throat gagging me. When he forcefully picked me up and shoved me into a wall to rape me
vaginally from behind he calmly and coldly said “It’s fine. You’re fine” When I tried to pull up my
pants or sit he shoved me to the ground and shoved his penis back down my throat and
continued to choke me. When he forced me up again and started to rape me vaginally again I
blacked out permanently. When I was completely unconscious he dumped me face down in the
dirt and left me there to die. He had taken what he wanted, had proven his power over my
body. He then walked home and went to bed without a second thought to the ravaged, half
dead woman he had left behind.
When I regained consciousness I did not know where I was. I was lying in the grass and dirt
and something sticky was on my face. As I continued to throw up I realized I had been vomiting
and aspirating while I was unconscious. My friends immediately took me to the hospital and a
SANE exam verified the rape. I had trauma and tearing and grass inside my vagina. I was
treated for HIV and many STDs and told to take plan B. I had to get labs done two more times
over the next year to make sure I do not have HIV or STDs. Everytime is stressful, wondering if
I might still die as a result of being raped. The police arrived and took a report.
The SANE exam feels like you are being raped all over again and is very traumatic. I did not
want to take the plan B, because I thought it was an abortion pill and I am Roman Catholic and
believe abortion is a sin. This was just another horrifying event on top of the rape and assault.
It also was a reminder that this rapist, Jacob Anderson had stolen something very valuable, in
fact priceless from me...my virginity! I will not be able to come to my future husband innocent
and untouched. I had saved myself for my wedding night and Jacob Anderson stole that from
The details of the last 2 years and 10 months of my life are horrible and sad. The many doctor
appointments, sessions with therapists and psychiatrists, the anxiety attacks, nightmares and
suicidal thoughts are too many to list. Every day I have to deal with words or events that trigger
memories or anxiety attacks. Some days I had to call my mother who would talk to me for an
hour or more before I could function again. There have been many days when I just wanted to
end it all and did not want to live. I will summarize by saying I became suicidal and although my
mother came to Texas to live with me, I finally had to leave Baylor and go live at home. The
constant fear and anxiety was overwhelming. Seeing him in my community and having a
private detective stalking me took me over the edge. I am on medication and have been to
many therapists and psychiatrists. I still live at home and have not been able to move out on my
From the beginning Prosecutor Hilary Laborde told us the following things:
1. I have more evidence in this case then any rape case I have tried before. He will definately
be convicted, it’s just a matter of his punishment. Just go up and tell your story. This case is
cut and dry and he will be convicted.
2. Only 1% of rape victims have this level of trauma and tearing and this is very good medical
evidence to prove the rape.
3. Someone from Baylor Law school who I know, called me and said he has seen Jacob
Anderson at bars feeding girls drinks and acting sexually inappropriate. So much so that it
made him very uncomfortable and he felt the need to call and tell me.
4. I’m pretty sure he’s done this before. I’m really worried he’s going to do it again.
5. This is not his first time. Rapists work up to this kind of violence. The more they get away
with it the more they do.
6. He had porn on his phone. Violent acts like what he did to you.
7. I think they were trying to see if I would let him plea to some lesser offense as a way of
getting the case closed. I SAID NO. I think they wanted more time once they saw the
opportunity to get it. (It was my office’s mistake) Sadly, I’ve had defense attorneys play much
dirtier than this. Ultimately, I think the delay will help the case.
Ms. Laborde offered the first plea to Jacob Anderson before she had read the Title IX report or
any of the witness statements. We found out when my mother came in with my brother to give
his statement. We were so angry and felt so betrayed. Jacob Anderson declined the plea
which included 10 years of probation and registering as a sex offender. She PROMISED she
would not offer another plea. We found out about this current plea by reading about it in the
Throughout the years she kept telling us the defense gets to pick to the date and they had not
done so. Then they kept delaying or were not available. Then when we finally had a date, April
16, 2018, and witnesses had all been subpoenaed, she let the defense delay it again.
Apparently, she never sent them the Title IX report that everyone, including the defense, has
had access to since August of 2016 when Baylor sent everyone involved a PERPA letter. They
already had over two years to prepare for trial.
It took six months just to get the DA to respond to my original request for a restraining order. I
filled out the forms the day after the rape. When Anderson was arrested, the DA never
bothered to enter his bond restrictions into the system, so when he appeared in my housing
community and I called the police they had no record of his arrest or the bond limitations and
could not protect me. The defense had hired a private investigator to follow me, stalk me and
intimidate me. There was no one protecting me.
The continued fear has been so great that I was unable to return to Waco to walk in my
graduation ceremony. Another dream stolen from me. I have not returned to Waco. On
December 10, 2018, I will summon my courage and return to Waco to hear your decision.
This plea is so hard to believe and I can’t understand where it even came from. After losing a
case, Ms. Laborde says she decided she could not win a rape case until he rapes multiple
victims. She decided that the previously thought great medical evidence of trauma and tearing
would just be attributed to my virginity. She thought my actions were similar to the victim in the
case she lost. This is not true in the slightest. I did not go home with Jacob Anderson and fall
asleep on his couch and wake up in his bed. I was repeatedly raped behind a tent and left
unconscious to die! Being drunk is no excuse to rape a women. She’s apparently so worried
that Jacob Anderson will rape more girls that she feels it’s more important to put him into
counseling rather than prison. This makes no sense. (please see Hilary Laborde’s letter to me)
“if he’s just found not guilty, there will be no reason to think his conduct will be
different the next time he’s in a bar and finds a woman who can’t defend herself.”
The current DA Abel Reyna has never spoken to any of us and has not been involved in this
case. His response in the media to the plea is that if he can’t prove the drink (toxic everclear
punch) had an additional drug in it then he won’t bother to try the case. Well I would like to
remind Mr.Reyna that RAPE is a crime! RAPE is a felony crime! It does not matter one bit if
there was an extra drug in my drink. I was intoxicated and incapacitated and sedated from
whatever was in that punch and did not consent to having Jacob Anderson physically assault
me, choke me, orally and vaginally rape me repeatedly until he almost killed me! A grand jury
indicted Jacob Anderson on four counts of sexual assault punishable with up to 20 years of
prison per count and now the DA is letting him go completely free and have his record
completely wiped clean! This is an absolute tragedy. What will they tell the next victim when
she questions why she did not know Jacob Anderson was a sex offender? How does she think
the girls in his current College classes feel knowing they could have been his next victim?
By the Grace of God I am alive today to fight this injustice. One breath either way and Jacob
Walter Anderson would be on trial for murder. I am writing this letter to hold the DA accountable
to do their job and seek justice. To hold Jacob Anderson accountable for his crimes. He raped
me. He almost killed me. A grand jury indicted him on four counts of sexual assault, not
Many women are terrified to report rape. The rape ruins your life and the reporting of rape ruins
your life. It has affected everyone around me. My friends, my family and even people who do
not know what is going on, because I have changed. I am no longer the person they once knew.
I have gone years without being able to socialize. I have to take baby steps everyday to heal
and function as I did before the rape. My entire family has been affected. My mother has had
to handle most of the legal issues in addition to taking care of me. It has deeply and negatively
affected her physically and emotionally. She has been the wall protecting me and has absorbed
so much to protect me from further harm. My father has been so supportive of my recovery and
has to deal daily with the fact that the man who raped and nearly killed his daughter is roaming
I wonder if other women in Waco will report their rapes if Jacob Anderson gets this plea? Why
would they bother? I reported this rape immediately. I immediately identified the rapist as
Jacob Anderson. I immediately went to the hospital. I gave a police report to the Waco Police.
I gave a report to the Baylor police. I gave a report to Title IX. I suffered through a months long
Title IX investigation. I had to repeat the facts and relive that night over and over again so that
the justice system could do their job. I put my faith in the Mclennan County DA office and they
betrayed me. It’s like a knife in my gut.
A grand jury indicted Jacob Walter Anderson on four counts of sexual assault. The evidence
has not changed since then. He still raped me and left me to die. Nothing has changed accept
the confidence of an ADA who doesn’t want to risk her win loss record, or a DA who is on his
way out and doesn’t care anymore. What else could possible have instigated this horrible plea
deal? It is a very sad state of affairs when the prosecutor is now just another attorney for the
Who is left to stand up for me, the rape victim? Who is left to stand up for truth and justice?
There is no reason why this case should not go to trial. I would like this case to go to trial. The
evidence should be heard. Witnesses should be heard. A judge and jury of his peers should
decide if he is innocent or guilty and then and only then should he be sentenced and have to
register as a sex offender.
Thank you for reading my letter and thank you for considering how Jacob Anderson raping me
has affected my life and the life of my family and friends.