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Former FSU Star to Stand Trial For Sex Assault [PROBABLE CAUSE ATTACHED]

By: Associate Sports Information Director; James Buechele Email
By: Associate Sports Information Director; James Buechele Email
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Updated
March 20, 2014
By Lanetra Bennett

Tallahassee, FL - Former FSU football player Greg Dent will be going to trial as planned.

During a pre-trial hearing Thursday morning, attorneys told the judge they're ready for trial.

Dent was arrested last June after being accused of sexually assualting a female friend at his apartment.

Trial is set for march 24th.


UPDATED
March 5, 2013
By Julie Montanaro

A former star football player at FSU will have to remain behind bars until his trial.

Greg Dent was initially arrested last June and accused of sexually assaulting a female friend at his apartment.

He was released on bond but missed a court date and wound up back in jail.

Today, Dent was in court trying to convince the judge to free him until his trial later this month. The judge said no.

Dent's trial is set to begin March 24th.


Press Release: Associate Sports Information Director

Here is a statement from FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher regarding WR Greg Dent:

“We are aware of the situation with Greg Dent. He's suspended indefinitely from all team activities as we let the legal process run its course.”


UPDATE By James Buechele 6-10-13 6:30 p.m.

Greg Dent walked out of the Leon County Jail Monday afternoon.

He faces a second degree felony charge of sexual battery stemming from an alleged incident Sunday morning at his apartment.

According to the probable cause, after a night out with friends, Dent returned home with a close female friend he knew from high school. The alleged victim had stayed at Dent's place before. The two went to bed with their heads on opposite ends of the mattress.

The alleged victim says she woke up to the FSU football player kissing her. After she told him to stop, Dent left the room. He returned and tried to have sex with her.

Dent's attorney, John Eagen, says his client faces serious charges.

"He was very upset and in a very depressed, you know, sad state which is understandable considering he was in jail," said Eagen.

The alleged victim fought back and was able to leave the apartment, drive away and then call the authorities.

Students and fans are hoping the allegations aren't true.

"Back in the 90's we were deemed then as the 'crimi-noles' and I would hate to see that kind of title return to the team," said FSU student Michael Verity.

Dent has been suspended indefinitely.


UPDATED
June 10, 2013, 12 p.m.

We have new information in the arrest of a Florida State football player for sexual assault.

According to the Leon County Sheriff's Office, FSU wide receiver Greg Dent was arrested yesterday evening for sexual assault, which is a second degree felony.

Police say the incident happened at 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning after Dent and the victim had been to a nightclub together.

Police reports say the two had been friends. At last check, Dent was being held in the Leon County Jail.


By: Julie Montanaro
June 10, 2013, 10:30 a.m.

Gregory Dent's bond has been set at $15,000. WCTV is in the process of trying to reach his attorney.

We will keep you updated as we receive more information.


By: James Buechele
June 9, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - According to the Leon County Sheriff's Office, Florida State wide receiver Gregory Dent was arrested Sunday evening for sexual assault.

Sexual assault is a second degree felony. Dent played in all 14 games last season with 355 yards and two touchdowns.

Dent is currently being held in the Leon County Jail.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.


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