In February, Piche pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of third-degree rape. The prosecution asked Jefferson County Judge James McClusky to designate Piche as a Level 2 sex offender, which would require for his residential information to be posted on the state’s sex offender registry. Instead, McClusky assigned Piche to Level 1, arguing that he was unlikely to re-offend and that he had no prior criminal record. Under state law, Piche’s information will not be made public in the sex offender database. As part of his sentence, Piche received a “no contact” protection order and will not be allowed to be alone with minors under the age of 17.