But the university says it had no idea that Ben Holm, 21, was arrested and charged with rape in May 2013 during his senior year at Johns Creek High School.
Two weeks ago on Dec. 5, Holm decided to plead guilty to aggravated assault and statutory rape charges even as a jury deliberated his fate, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. He was sentenced to 20 years, including 10 to serve in prison. While awaiting his trial, Holm attended Loyola University Chicago, where he was on a golf scholarship. Two days after Holm's rape conviction was published in The AJC and on Channel 2 Action News, a student started an online petition seeking information from the University.