An Iowa teen who was facing up to 20 years in prison for murdering her alleged rapist in 2020 has now been sentenced to five years of supervised probation.
Pieper Lewis, 17, pled guilty in June of 2020 to involuntary manslaughter and willful injury for the fatal stabbing of her alleged rapist 37-year-old Zachary Brooks.
Lewis was caught in a sex-trafficking arrangement between her boyfriend at the time and Brooks. Her boyfriend forced her to go and stay with Brooks where he forced her to smoke marijuana and drink liquor until she was unconscious. While she was unconscious, he would rape her.
Lewis was 15 when she stabbed Brooks 30 times in the arms, chest and groin area after he repeatedly raped her.
On Tuesday she was given a deferred judgment on each of the two 10-year prison sentences for those crimes. Along with the five years of probations she has to pay $150,000 to the alleged rapist’s family.
Leland Schipper, Lewis’s former teacher set up a GoFundMe account after her sentencing to seek help paying the fee. She raised more than $200,000 on Wednesday morning.