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3 Ex-Michigan State players sentenced to 36 months probation for sexual assault crimes

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In early April, former Michigan State players Josh King, Donnie Corley, and Demetric Vance enter a guilty plea for a seduction charge for their role in a sexual assault case from January 2017. On Wednesday, a judge issued their sentences in a county court. All three former Spartans have been placed on 36 months of probation and must undergo sex offender treatment, according to Lansing State Journal.

All three must complete 100 hours of community service and are prohibited from using any dating apps. If any of the three men violate the terms of their probation, they will be sent to jail for a 356-day sentence.

The victim had a statement read in the courtroom by an attorney, in which she said she accepted the terms of the plea deal “for the sake of my own mental health.” Despite accepting the plea deal, the victim in the case noted a lack in confidence this will have a larger impact to prevent something like this from happening again.

King, Corley, and Vance were all removed from the Michigan State football program last June and were subsequently dismissed by the university. The dismissal was the result of a Title IX investigation.

Three ex-Michigan State players plead guilty to reduced charge in sexual assault case

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A trio of former Michigan State players may be able to avoid any jail time in a sexual assault case. Josh King, Donnie Corley, and Demetric Vance have pleaded guilty to prosecutors in the sexual assault case stemming from January 2017 in exchange for a lesser sentence.

The three players were booted from the football program in June 2017 and were reportedly dismissed by the university as well. All three were charged with one count of felony criminal sexual misconduct following an alleged assault on Jan. 16 at an off-campus apartment. The expulsion from the university came following a Title IX investigation conducted by Michigan State after a four-month process. According to a Lansing State Journal report, King, Corley, and Vance pleaded guilty to a seduction charge, a felony with a maximum sentence of up to five years in prison. The plea agreement calls for no up-front jail time.

A maximum sentence of five years would be a third of the previous maximum sentence each player faced. Prior to the plea agreement, each defendant faced a maximum sentence of 15 years behind bars. King also faced a charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and capturing an image of an unclothed person. That charge carried a possible life sentence, but King also pleaded to a far less severe charge surveilling an unclothed person.

Sentencing for each former Spartan is scheduled for the morning of June 6.