Baylor fraternity president accused of raping student

Baylor fraternity president accused of rape

WACO -- The president of the Baylor chapter of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity was arrested Thursday on a charge of sexual assault.

Jacob Anderson, from Garland, allegedly forced himself on the woman outside a fraternity party at a house in the 2600 block of South Third Street on Feb. 21 at about 3 a.m..

According to Waco Police Sgt. Patrick Swanton, the victim said she was given a drink at the party and later felt disoriented. Anderson then allegedly took her to the backyard of the house, where no one was around, and sexually assaulted her.

The woman said she was blacking in and out during the assault and eventually passed out. Sgt. Swanton said Anderson then left her alone in the backyard.

Swanton said when the woman woke up she began to vomit. She went to a friend who took her to Baylor Scott & White Hospital, where she received a sexual assault medical exam.

The hospital called police who assigned the Special Crimes Unit to the case. The victim identified the suspect and Anderson was arrested Thursday.

The fraternity put a statement on its Facebook page Thursday night:

"On March 3, 2016, the Phi Delta Theta Texas Lambda chapter at Baylor University was made aware of a sexual assault allegation made against a member of the chapter. The Phi Delta Theta fraternity stands with victims of sexual assault, and does not condone or tolerate any act of sexual assault or violence against women. The chapter advisory board, national office, and current chapter members have and will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement officials. The chapter will not comment on any ongoing investigations of any current members."

KCEN put a call into Anderson's attorney Friday morning, Clyde Chandler, and left a message.

Copyright 2016 WFAA


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