Excerpt and one-time link to the Bee for educational purposes: Two former Gustine High School football players may face trial for their roles in summer training camp hazing,Madera County District Attorney Ernest LiCalsi said.
Two others have been referred to Merced County Juvenile Court for sentencing, LiCalsi said.
The Gustine and Golden Valley unified school district boards recently denied a pair of sexual assault complaints related to the case, one seeking $3 million in damages. At least one freshman football player was assaulted by older players with an air pump and a used condom, a complaint states.
The four Gustine teens were kicked off the team and initially faced felony false imprisonment and misdemeanor assault counts. They were charged by Madera County authorities because the alleged incident occurred at Liberty High School, which is part of the Golden Valley district near Madera.