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A former teammate testifying against 17-year-old Jerome Hunt in his juvenile court proceedings says he didn’t tell anyone about Hunt touching him until after a July wrestling camp.

The boy says Hunt subjected him and other Parker wrestlers to hazing while the boys stayed together in University of Nebraska, Lincoln, dorm rooms.

And he says that hazing was the catalyst for him and several others coming forward with accusations of Hunt using a hazing technique called “checking the oil,” which consists of jamming fingers into a person’s rectum.

Here are examples of what the boys accuse Hunt of doing at wrestling camp:
*Defecating in someone’s dresser drawer.

*Throwing or smashing eggs on multiple teammates.

*Smashing ground beef onto a boy’s head as he got out of the shower.

*Locking a boy in his dorm room, threatening him, and forcing him to eat a “meat product.”

*Urinating in Gatorade bottle and putting it back in the refrigerator.

Prosecutors are using these allegations as evidence that Hunt bullies teammates, and that the sexual abuse during wrestling practices did not happen accidentally.

By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily--http://realalaskadaily.com and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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