Nebraska RB Washington faces charges tied to assault video

 
 
Updated 2/11/2019 6:41 PM

California authorities have filed criminal charges against Nebraska running back Maurice Washington, who is suspected of possessing a video of his underage high school girlfriend being sexually assaulted by two other people and sending that video to the girl less than a year ago.

The university athletic department said Monday it was aware of the situation, and Washington's attorney said his client would cooperate with authorities.

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Clarissa Hamilton, supervisor of the sexual assault unit in the Santa Clara County Attorney's Office in San Jose, California, said Washington faces two charges: a felony count of possessing a video or photograph of a person under 18 who is engaging in or simulating sexual conduct and a misdemeanor count of posting a video or photograph of a person engaging in or simulating sexual conduct without consent, leading to the person suffering emotional distress.

Hamilton said Washington was not involved in the 2016 assault.

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