Anthony Blymyer was convicted of 14 counts related to the rape of a minor on May 16. He was sentenced to 350 years to life in prison on July 15. 

Dakota graduated from Bret Harte in 2013 and went to Davidson College, NC where she earned a bachelor's degree in Arab studies. After spending time studying in the Middle East and Europe, she is happy to be home, writing about the community she loves.