TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A 15-year-old charged in the assault of his flag football teammate during the spring 2009 season has been sentenced to probation.
On Wednesday, the teen was placed on probation until he is 19. He also was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service. He must also write the victim a letter of apology. The judge withheld adjudication.
The teen had pleaded guilty to third-degree felony battery in exchange for being sentenced as a juvenile.
Prosecutors say two teens used a hockey stick and broomstick to sexually assault their teammate while two others restrained him. Each of the defendants was initially charged as an adult with four counts of sexual battery.