A former student at the Maryland School For The Deaf was sentenced to 250 hours of community service for holding down a 16-year-old boy and sexually assaulting him with a soda bottle.
Prosecutors say 20-year-old Tyler Dilks, a former wrestler at the school standing at 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 220 pounds, held the boy down so that he and three others could sodomize him with various objects including a soda bottle and a bottle of hand sanitizer.
Dilks pleaded guilty to second degree assault Wednesday as part of a plea deal for the October 2009 crime. Through the deal, the court decided not to give him a three year prison term and dropped sex offense and conspiracy charges.
Instead he will perform 250 hours of community service and have 2 years of supervised probation.
A defense attorney for Dilks told the judge that he was only guilty of “rough housing” and “horse play.”