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Ex-Spartan football players avoid jail in sex assault case

June 6, 2018
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Former Michigan State University football players, from left, Demetric Vance, with defense attorney Mary Chartier, Donnie Corley, with defense attorney John Shea, and Josh King, with defense attorney Shannon Smith, appear for their sentencing at Ingham County 30th Circuit Court in Lansing, Mich., on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. King, Corley and Vance all pleaded guilty to a felony charge of seduction in a sexual assault case. King also pleaded to a felony charge of surveilling an unclothed person. (Cory Morse /The Grand Rapids Press via AP)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Three former Michigan State University football players accused in the sexual assault of a woman have avoided jail time after pleading guilty.

Josh King, Donnie Corley Jr. and Demetric Vance were sentenced Wednesday to three years’ probation, as well as sex offender treatment and therapy. They pleaded guilty in April to seducing an unmarried woman, a reduced charge.

They could have been imprisoned for up to five years. Prosecutors recommended no jail time.

A woman says she was assaulted in an apartment bathroom last year. King, Corley and Vance were kicked off the football team when charges were filed and later dismissed from the school.

The woman’s attorney, Karen Truszowski, tells WILX-TV it was best for her client to agree to the plea agreement to avoid a trial.

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