Police investigating Mountain Ridge HS sexual assault during Dec. wrestling trip

Two former Mountain Ridge High School wrestlers could be facing sexual assault charges after an incident with a teammate during a team trip to Holbrook.

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Police are investigating allegations that two Mountain Ridge High School students sexually assaulted another student during a wrestling trip to Holbrook last year.

According to police, both suspects are minors and the victim was 15 years old at the time of the alleged assault.

The incident was reported to Glendale police Dec. 15, 2016. Deer Valley USD officials said a student's guardian reported the incident to the school's administration more than a week after the alleged assault. A school resource officer helped the student's guardian make a police report, officials said.

Police said the incident was captured on video.

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District officials said the team's coach was not aware of the incident until administrators were told of it.

Officials from the Deer Valley Unified School District said the two students who have been disciplined are not students at the school anymore.

Holbrook and Glendale police worked together on the investigation.

Officials from the district said all parents in the wrestling program were contacted and told there was a "serious incident not involving their son and that they have taken the appropriate action and disciplinary consequences."

According to a spokesperson for the district, student-athletes will have increased education on character issues and systems for reporting issues.


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