4 St. Francis College basketball players suspended following sexual assault allegations
BROOKLYN - In the middle of its best season in more than a decade, the Saint Francis College basketball program is dealing with a scandal that could derail its post-season hopes.
News 12 Brooklyn has learned that Anthony White, Wayne Martin, Brent Jones and P.J. Santavenere have been suspended following the arrest of White and Martin.
Anthony White was arrested on Feb. 4 after investigators say he slapped a 20-year-old female, choked her and broke her computer in a campus dorm. White was charged with assault with intent to cause physical injury. He was released on his own recognizance with a temporary order of protection against the victim. White is due back in court on March 24.
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When reporting that incident, the victim made police aware of another incident from Dec. 2012. Police arrested Wayne Martin and charged him with forcible touching and sex abuse for reportedly attempting to kiss the victim without her consent. Police say the incident also occurred in a dorm room.
Investigators say the victim also claims that during the alleged Martin incident, another individual came into her room at the same time and raped her. That individual is yet to be arrested.
Police are looking to question a 23-year-old member of the men's basketball team in connection to the sexual assault. They have not released the individual's name.