HARFORD COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — A Harford County high school football player is in trouble with the law, accused of raping a 14-year-old girl.
Monique Griego has more from the school and the student’s attorney.READ MORE: Growing Number Of Covid Deaths Among Vaccinated In Maryland Linked to Diabetes; Hogan Pushes Booster Shots As State Prepares To Vaccinate Children
That 16-year-old boy is charged as an adult with five sexual offenses, including rape, after the victim claims he went into her bedroom and attacked her.
Last week, 16-year-old Kyle Reddish was a hometown hero after kicking the winning field goal for Patterson Mill High School. Now, he faces serious allegations. According to court documents obtained by WJZ, a 14-year-old girl says she came home with her sister and several boys. She’d been drinking, gotten sick and vomited.
The victim claims Reddish came into her room, undressed her and forced her to perform sexual acts. The victim’s sister walked in and says she found Reddish having sex with her sister, who was not moving or talking and appeared to be unconscious.
Reddish was arrested days later.READ MORE: At Least 10 People Shot, 1 Killed, Over The Weekend In Baltimore
Harford County schools released a statement saying in part, “Appropriate measures were immediately taken at the school to ensure the safety of students involved and that of the school community.”
Reddish plays kicker for Patterson Mill and did not take the field Monday night as Patterson Mill took on Perryville.
A Facebook site called “Kyle Reddish Is Innocent” defends the teen. It already has nearly 150 supporters.
Reddish’s lawyer says, “Our client is still a child and yet he has already suffered the indignity of being publicly identified and accused of stigmatizing crimes…which has compromised his personal safety.”
According to his lawyer, Reddish was beaten up at school by the victim’s brother a day after the attack and was taken to the hospital.MORE NEWS: 'It's Very Inappropriate': Cell Phone Video Captures Sex Act In Woodlawn High School Class
Reddish is charged as an adult because of the seriousness of the allegations. He was released on $50,000 bail.