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The Iowa court ordered the rapist's killer to pay $150,000.

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Pieper Lewis, 17, admitted to killing Zachary Brooks, 37, in June 2019. He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and intentional harm on Tuesday.

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Pieper Lewis was sentenced for the murder of Zachary Brooks. Both offenses carry a maximum sentence of ten years in prison if convicted.

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Judge David M. Porter of Polk County District Court postponed the penalties on Tuesday, but Lewis faces 20 years in jail if she violates her probation.

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"This court has no option," said Porter, citing Iowa statute adopted by the Iowa Supreme Court that requires reparation. Porter mentioned reparation.

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When Brooks was just 15 years old, Lewis attacked her in an apartment in Des Moines by stabbing her about 30 times.

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Prosecutors say Lewis was a wanted felon fleeing her violent adoptive mother in Des Moines when a 20-something man lured her into prostitution. 28-year-old

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Lewis said that Brooks was one of the males and that he had sexually attacked her several times in the weeks leading up to the time that he passed away.

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Lewis dubbed Brooks "dude." She said he threatened her with a knife and demanded sexual behavior at Brooks' home. When Brooks raped her again, she stabbed him.

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The allegations that Lewis was subjected to sexual abuse and trafficking have not been contested by the police or the prosecution.

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However, the prosecution asserts that Brooks was asleep at the time of Lewis' stabbing and did not present any kind of danger to him.

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