5th Wheaton football player pleads not guilty in hazing caseNovember 15, 2017 1:43am

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A fifth Wheaton College football player charged with battery in the hazing of a teammate at the suburban Chicago school has pleaded not guilty.

Twenty-two-year-old James Cooksey of Jacksonville, Florida, appeared at a Monday arraignment in DuPage County. He's due back in court Jan. 11 along with the other four who earlier appeared in court in the case. They've also pleaded not guilty.

All five are accused of duct-taping their teammate, then dumping him half-naked in a park in March 2016. Each was charged in September with aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint. The most serious charge carries a maximum five-year prison term.

Their victim also told police his attackers attempted to sodomize him with an object. He has since left the school.

Page 1 of 1

More Stories Like This

This Jan. 31, 2017 photo provided by the Tehama County Sheriff's Office shows Kevin Janson Neal, the gunman behind a rampage in Northern California. Authorities say Neal's wife was found dead inside their home. Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston says investigators found the body of Neal's wife hidden under the floor. Investigators believe the killing of his wife was the start of the rampage. (Tehama County Sheriff via AP)
Neighbor: Northern California gunman targeted victim, son
Sergeant guilty of obstructing police beating investigationFlorida police sergeant convicted of trying to cover for three police officers accused of beating man captured after high-speed chase
FILE - This photo from Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 shows family members waiting to pick up students after a lockdown at Elmont Memorial High School in Elmont, N.Y. The president of the National Association of School Resource Officers says schools regularly practice safety plans and have gotten good at taking action anytime they hear about a potential threat in or outside the building.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Schools adept at shoring up security at any hint of danger
Abuse victims say new attention should spur New York reformsNew Yorkers who were molested as children are counting on the national attention on sexual crimes to persuade state leaders to allow victims to sue over decades-old abuse
University: Professor sexually harassed grad student on tripBoston University says it has found evidence that a geology professor sexually harassed a graduate student on a research trip in Antarctica more than 10 years ago
Texas Tech's Nic Shimonek (16) runs away from TCU's Joseph Broadnax Jr. during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)
Freshman QB 1st start in No. 11 TCU's 27-3 win at Texas Tech
AdChoices

Related Searches

Related Searches

AdChoices