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Johnathan Hock Gets Prison Time in Case of Alleged Online Sex Assault that Went Viral

Johnathan Richard Hock pleaded guilty Sept. 2 to attempted sexual assault and voyeurism for assaulting his girlfriend while she was unconscious and live streaming it on the web. KPHO

Johnathan Hock Sentenced to 2.5 Years in Sex Assault Broadcast Online
Johnathan Richard Hock (KPHO)

PHOENIX (CBS/AP) Johnathan Hock , a Phoenix man accused of sexually assaulting his drunk girlfriend and live-streaming the attack on the internet, has been sentenced to 2-and-a-half years in prison in a plea deal.

Hock, 22, pleaded guilty in September to two counts of attempted sexual assault, and one count of voyeurism. He was also sentenced to lifetime probation and will have to register as a sex offender.

Authorities say Hock had been dating his then-girlfriend for two weeks when she brought him to her home. They say after she got so drunk that she passed out on her bed he then sexually assaulted her, while broadcasting the encounter in a live feed on the social networking site Stickam.com. That broadcast was picked up by the teen gossip site Stickydrama.com and from there it went viral.

Investigators said the victim learned of the February attack from friends in March, and found the video online. That's when she reported the incident to the police and told officers that she did not consent to the sexual contact.

After an extensive investigation, including a search for the web host of the video, Hock was arrested and charged in June.

Hock was originally supposed to be sentenced Oct. 8. At that hearing he apologized to his victim, but in the same breath complained about the proposed sentence saying, "I don't think it's fair that I should be a sex offender for the rest of my life over this," according to the Arizona Republic.

But his victim, who has never been identified, had other complaints about the proposed sentence, according to the paper.

When asked by Superior Court Judge John Hannah if she was satisfied with the proposed sentence she answered, "I think it should be more, your honor."

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  • Carlin Miller

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