Football Season Cancelled After Players Accused of Sexually Assaulting–Their Own Teammates

Seven juveniles have been arrested for sexually hazing football teammates who were freshmen football players. The accused players harassed and intimidated four younger players over a ten day period. They turned the lights off and sexually harassed the younger students. There is at least one case of actual penetration. Three players are accused of aggravated sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, and conspiracy. The Sayreville War Memorial High School have now cancelled the rest of its football season. The students charged are between 15 and 17 years old. They allegedly held students against their will and improperly touched them.

If convicted, the players would have to be listed as a predatory offender or sex offender.  If charged as adults, they could be looking at 30 years in prison. If they are charged as juveniles, they might serve less than a year in jail. The police are now also looking into the coach at the school. This case has gained attention throughout the country.

In Minnesota, certain crime require predatory offender or sex offender registration. Those include: criminal sexual conduct and felony level indecent exposure, kidnapping and false imprisonment, soliciting a minor to engage in prostitution or sexual conduct, using a minor in a sexual performance, and possession of pictorial representation of minor. If convicted of any of the above offenses, a minimum of ten years is required. However, some offenders have to register for life. If convicted of failure to register, a five year additional term can be added along with additional prison time.

If you facing sexual assault allegations, contact Keller Law Offices. If you are facing a charge that requires predatory offender registration, contact a Mankato, MN criminal defense attorney. Max Keller is a criminal defense attorney in Mankato, MN. He also practices throughout the state of Minnesota and travels around the state defending his clients. Call 952-913-1421 if you are in need of a Mankato, MN criminal defense attorney. Keller Law Offices also offers a free consultation.

He has won jury trial cases in misdemeanor and felony cases and in DWI’s and non-DWI’s. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, which only allows the top 50 criminal defense attorneys in the state as members. He is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

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