Michigan State University Football Players Charged With Sexual Assault

Charges against the students followed an "extensive criminal investigation"

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Three Michigan State University football players have been charged with criminal sexual conduct and have been removed from the football team. Officials shared, per NBC News, that the charges come after an "extensive criminal investigation."

Joshua J. King, Demetric D. Vance, and Donnie L. Corley Jr. were charged in the incident. King, a 19-year-old defensive end, was charged with one count each of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, third-degree criminal sexual conduct and capturing or distributing the image of an unclothed person, police said in the statement. Vance, a 20-year-old defensive back, and Corley, a 19-year-old wide receiver, face one charge each of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

The alleged assault took place against a woman at an on-campus apartment on Jan. 16, per a statement by Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon.

According to WDIVVance was arraigned and released after posting part of a $10,000 bond on Tuesday. Corley and King were arraigned Wednesday. According to WGRZKing faces up to life in prison. Corley and Vance each face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

The college began investigating the incident in February.


[Photo: WGRZ/NBC]







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