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Accused ringleader of Hobbs High School soccer hazing faced charges

Accused ringleader of Hobbs High School soccer hazing faced charges

The Associated Press
September 19, 2018 02:47 PM

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) - The suspected ringleader of reported hazing on a southeastern New Mexico high school boys' soccer team faced criminal charges in a sexual misconduct case but the charges were dismissed.

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The Hobbs News-Sun reports the Hobbs High School player was charged with tampering with evidence and bribery or intimidation of a witness, both third-degree felonies in connection with an alleged sexual assault caught on video.

But Fifth Judicial District Attorney Dianna Luce says the charges against the player were dismissed because of a lack of witness cooperation.

A 15-year-old boy charged with sexual exploitation of children for distributing the video later pleaded guilty and entered into a six-month consent decree agreement.

News of the charges come after a parent of a former player filed a lawsuit against the school and coaches.

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