Kyle Scherzer: guilty of one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault. Guilty of second-degree attempted aggravated sexual assault.
Bryant Grober: acquitted of the most serious charges of aggravated sexual assault. Guilty of the one charge of third-degree conspiracy to commit aggravated sexual assault.
Five weeks later the judge sentenced Kevin, Kyle and Chris to a maximum of 15 years in prison. In reality, as first-offenders, with time off for good behavior, they could serve less than two and a half years. Grober was given three years' probation and 200 hours of community service. But the judge's most controversial decision was to free Archer and the Scherzers on bail until their appeals were heard. As a result, they remained free for the next four years. Eight years after they talked Leslie Faber into going to a party in a basement in Glen Ridge, they had not served a day in prison.
On May 20, 1997, the New Jersey appellate court dismissed one count of the rape convictions of Kevin, Kyle and Chris—the count that said they had used force or coercion against Leslie Faber. But the court upheld the charge that they had raped Leslie when they knew that she was mentally retarded.
The trial judge scheduled a hearing for June 30, at which time he was expected to impose sentence and send the defendants to prison.