WACO, Texas — A judge accepted a plea deal Monday that was offered to former Baylor fraternity president Jacob Anderson after he pleaded no contest in a sexual assault case.

In exchange for being charged with rape, Anderson pleaded no contest to unlawful restraint. Under the deal, Anderson will receive three years probation, a $400 fine and he will have to attend mandatory counseling. He will not be required to register as a sex offender or serve any jail time.

Judge Ralph Strother of the 19th District Court in McLennan County said in court Monday that he read all the letters that were sent to him about the case. He said he also kept up with what people were saying online.

"The social media comments on this matter have been well-intended," Strothers said.

He said a lot of the comments came from people who are "not fully informed, misinformed, or uninformed."

Assistant McLennan County District Attorney Hilary LaBorde released a statement after the plea was accepted.

"As I did when this plea agreement was offered, I believe today’s sentencing by Judge Strother was the best outcome given the facts of this case. Conflicting evidence and statements exist in this case making the original allegation difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt," LaBorde said. "As a prosecutor, my goal is no more victims. I believe that is best accomplished when there is a consequence rather than an acquittal. This offender is now on felony probation and will receive sex offender treatment, a result which was not guaranteed, nor likely, had we gone to trial."

LaBorde, in her statement, she understands why the public is upset and urged those who are bothered by the outcome to "consider their source of information."

"Any lawyer can issue a statement, but taking a statement and proving the truth of its contents beyond a reasonable doubt to a jury, when a complaining witness is subject to cross-examination is a different task entirely," LaBorde said.

The victim's attorney, Vic Feazell, said he is disappointed in the judge's decision.

"Our entire system failed this young woman," he said. "In 40 years of law practice, I've never seen anything like this."

The victim gave an impact statement in court Monday following the acceptance of the deal.

"I am devastated by your decision to let my rapist Jacob Walter Anderson go free without any punishment. Rape is a violent crime that alters the victim’s life and the life of everyone around them forever. He stole many things from me the night he raped me. I will never be the same again. On Feb. 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."