Teenagers make poor decisions sometimes and I bet we can all think back to a time where we made some questionable decisions. Unfortunately, if you are the son of a famous baseball player, your poor decisions could be brought into the media spotlight. This week, the son of Torii Hunter was arrested for drugging underage girls and then engaging in sexual acts.
Hunter's son, a 17-year-old student at Prosper High School, denies the sexual assault allegations against him. Since the news broke, Hunter has taken a sabbatical from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Monday, Hunter's son was arrested along with five other students in connection with the assault. According to a Texas prosecutor, the case was investigated for a month and they found that this group of boys would invite girls to parties, give them drugs and then have sex with them.
The attorney for Hunter's son is disappointed by the way the case was handled and feels confident that the young man is innocent and looks forward to clearing his name.
Hunter's son is a standout wide receiver at Prosper and is being recruited by several colleges. An incident like this could have life-altering consequences if he is found guilty.
While we don't know how this case will turn out, it's important to remember that everyone is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If you have been charged with possession of drugs or an assault, you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. They will review the charges brought against you and work to build an effective defense.
Source: USA Today, "Prosecutor: High school boys would drug girls, have sex," Robert Klemko, May 16, 2012