American countertenor David Daniels pleaded guilty along with his husband Scott Walters yesterday in a Houston district court to drugging and raping a young vocalist in 2010.

Plaintiff Samuel Schultz was a 23-year-old graduate student at Rice University in Houston, Texas, when he met Daniels and Walters at a party following one of Daniels’ performances at the Houston Grand Opera. The couple invited him to their apartment, and there he was sexually assaulted after a spiked drink caused the young singer to black out.

Daniels now faces eight years of probation for the second degree felony, as well as a requirement that he register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. In addition, the singer is ordered to refrain from contact with Schultz. Walters faces the same penalties.

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