A former Robertson High School football player on Tuesday pleadedÂ no contestÂ to the charges against him stemming from hazing incidents at a football camp last summer.In exchange for Santiago Armijoâ€™s pleas to two counts of attempted criminal sexual penetration, prosecutors agreed not to charge him as an adult.
Armijo was one of six teammates accused of sodomizing younger players with a broomstick during the football camp.
â€œThe bottom line for Santiago is that he wanted to put this behind him as best he could, accept responsibility for his involvement, even though it was more limited than other people, and try to move forward,â€ said Stephen Aarons, Armijoâ€™s attorney.
Under the terms of the plea agreement, Armijo could be incarcerated until heâ€™s 21 during sentencing on April 24. He could also be called to testify against his former teammates.
â€œIn terms of what his value will be, I think there are only certain things that the participant can testify to,â€ said prosecutor Henry Valdez. â€œThatâ€™s something I would be interested in getting before a jury.â€
Until sentencing, Armijo is free but is required to wear an ankle monitor.