A district judge has issued an arrest warrants for Michigan State football players Josh King, Donnie Corley and Demetric Vance.
A release by the Ingham County Prosecutor says, “we are alleging that on the night of January 16, those three persons sexually assaulted a woman in an East Lansing apartment on campus.”
According to ESPN, King was charged with first- and third-degree sexual assault and one count of capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person. Corley and Vance were each charged with third-degree sexual assault.
Police stated that King new the victim prior to the encounter and had spoken to the women before pulling her in the bathroom and forcing her to perform sexual acts. King then invited Corley and Vance into the bathroom separately and forced the woman to perform oral sex.
Four of the 20 players who joined Michigan State’s football team as freshmen in 2016 have now been charged with sexual assault.
“With the criminal sexual conduct charges filed against Josh King, Donnie Corley and Demetric Vance, I have decided that regardless of the final outcome of the criminal process, these three individuals have been dismissed from our program, effective immediately.
“When we choose student-athletes to come to MSU, we enter into a relationship with them and their families, and we welcome them into ours. We emphasize that success on the field is not enough, as I made clear when all three individuals were suspended four months ago upon us learning of the allegations. They also must embrace our core principles, which include integrity, respect and accountability. The individuals in this case put themselves in a compromising position and did not live up to the standards we have outlined for our program.
“Sexual assault has no place in our community, and I want to share my deep concern for the young woman affected and her family.
“This is an extremely challenging situation that we have taken very seriously and has affected everyone in this program. The high standards I have established for this program will not change, and the values that we teach to everyone in this program will be enforced. I expect all of our players and staff to conduct themselves in a manner that reflect the ideals of this university.”