Mishawaka wrestler gets "strict and indefinite" probation

One of the Mishawaka wrestlers accused of sexually assaulting a teammate found out Wednesday that he will not spend any time in detention, unless he violates his probation.

The teen was given a sentence of 120 days at the Juvenile Justice Center but the sentence was stayed, according to court documents. He will be committed to the JJC if he does not comply with a list of requirements. Probation requirements include completion of 50 hours of community service as well as compliance with random drug testing and home visits.

The St. Joseph County Juvenile Probation Department recommended the teen for probation instead of removal from his home, according to court documents. Appropriate consequences from the School City of Mishawaka were cited as factors to consider when determining a sentence.

Contact with the victim or any of the co-defendants was also prohibited as part of the “strict and indefinite” probation.
The charge in this case stems from an incident that occurred at Mishawaka High School in 2010. Details of the assault first came to light in December 2011.

One of the wrestlers has already been given at least six months of probation and required to write a letter of apology to the victim. Two have had their charges dropped to misdemeanors.

There are three more dispositional hearings for the co-defendants in this case within the next week.


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