Latest on Mishawaka wrestling scandal

By: News Center 16 Staff Email
By: News Center 16 Staff Email

The case of a 17-year-old Mishawaka High School wrestler, who was arrested last Friday in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a teammate, will apparently stay in juvenile court.

Monday the prosecutor’s office said that’s because the suspect was 15 at the time of the alleged crime.

Very little information will be released to the public and media.

A detention hearing for the teen has already been held.

Meantime, the special victims unit continues to investigate four other Mishawaka High School wrestlers involved in the alleged assault in a shower at the high school.

Mishawaka School Superintendent Terry Baker would not comment Monday on the employment status of the school’s wrestling coach saying it was a personnel matter.

Barker did say it was his goal to determine the truth through external and internal investigations.

When asked if Mishawaka High still planned to hold the Al Smith Wrestling Invitational at the end of the month, Baker said “The wrestling program is ongoing and will continue to proceed throughout the season.”

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