A Vista Murrieta High School football player who has been accused of committing sex crimes with underage girls recently had his hearing postponed until December.
According to the Press-Enterprise, the 17-year-old boy is accused of committing sex crimes with six girls. He has been charged with two counts of forcible rape, two counts of lewd acts with a girl under the age of 14, three counts of false imprisonment and one count of dissuading a victim from reporting a crime.
The boy was to have his hearing Oct. 30, but at the last moment, it was moved to Dec. 4. The judge presiding over the case did not publicly give a reason for the rescheduling.
Another Vista Murrieta football player, who is also 17, stands accused of similar crimes in connection with the same incident, which apparently happened at a party off school grounds.
Not much information has been revealed about this case because of the sensitive ages of the individuals involved.
Although the sex offenses that these boys are accused of committing are reprehensible, they deserve to have their chance to tell their side of the story. They also deserve to have representation so that they can avail themselves to the full and fair benefit of the law.
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