5 Young People Charged In Prosper Sex Assault
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PROSPER (CBSDFW.COM) – A month-long Sexual Assault investigation by police in Prosper culminated Monday with the arrest of five young people.
Two 17-year-old McKinney residents, Garrick White and Darius Hunter, along with two juveniles, are charged with Sexual Assault of a Child. The fifth underage suspect faces an Unlawful Restraint of a Child charge.
Prosper police say they began investigating allegations after Sexual Assault reports were filed.
Officials with Prosper police say the investigation is ongoing and they expect more charges to be filed in the case.
Hunter’s mother, Lanika McClinton, was also arrested Monday morning while taking her son to school. She was charged with driving without a valid license, and bonded out after posting a less than $400 bond.
The 17-year-old Hunter didn’t say a word as he walked out of the Collin County Jail Monday. “He’s certainly shaken. He’s a 17-year-old kid, and most important for us was to get him out of jail as quickly as possible,” said his attorney, Todd Shapiro.
Hunter is the son of Los Angeles Angels outfielder Torii Hunter.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Hunter left the team, and was placed on the team’s Restricted List, but refused to say how long Hunter will be away from the club.
“It’s a personal matter,” Scioscia said. “We’re going to go day-to-day, and we’ll just see where it is. That’s all I’m going to say.”
Hunter flew back to California with the Angels on Sunday night from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where they faced the Rangers last weekend. But Hunter left Angel Stadium several hours before Monday’s game against the Oakland Athletics.
“This is very tough for a father,” Hunter tweeted after leaving Angel Stadium. “Thanks for ur prayers and support. Be Blessed everyone.”
As for the Hunter family, Shapiro says, “They’re devastated. Everybody’s very upset. He’s got a very bright future — still does. He’s a very good student, a very good athlete.”
Torii Hunter sat out Sunday’s game, but would have been in the Angels’ lineup Monday night, Scioscia said.
Darius Hunter was released Monday evening on a $15,000 bond. White remains in the Colin County Jail. Prosper police say they expect more charges to be filed in this case.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report)
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