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Three former Michigan State University football players accused in the sexual assault of a woman have avoided jail time after pleading guilty

Published on June 6, 2018 2:30PM

Last changed on June 6, 2018 6:25PM

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)

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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)

Attorney Karen Truszkowski reads a victim-impact statement Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's courtroom, in Lansing, Mich., on behalf of a woman who was assaulted by three former Michigan State University football players during a party at a campus apartment in January 2017. All three pleaded guilty to lesser charges of seduction as part of an agreement with prosecutors. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

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Attorney Karen Truszkowski reads a victim-impact statement Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's courtroom, in Lansing, Mich., on behalf of a woman who was assaulted by three former Michigan State University football players during a party at a campus apartment in January 2017. All three pleaded guilty to lesser charges of seduction as part of an agreement with prosecutors. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

Attorney Karen Truszkowski reads a victim-impact statement Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's courtroom, in Lansing, Mich., on behalf of a woman who was assaulted by three former Michigan State University football players during a party at a campus apartment in January 2017. All three pleaded guilty to lesser charges of seduction as part of an agreement with prosecutors. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

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Attorney Karen Truszkowski reads a victim-impact statement Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's courtroom, in Lansing, Mich., on behalf of a woman who was assaulted by three former Michigan State University football players during a party at a campus apartment in January 2017. All three pleaded guilty to lesser charges of seduction as part of an agreement with prosecutors. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

Defense attorney Mary Chartier, second from left, speaks on behalf of her client Demetric Vance, left, Donnie Corley, third from left, and Josh King, second from right, during their sentencing hearing in Ingham County Circuit Court Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. The three former Michigan State University football players previously pleaded guilty to reduced charges in the 2017 sexual assault of a woman in an apartment bathroom. Also pictured are attorneys John Shea, center, and Shannon Smith, right. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

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Defense attorney Mary Chartier, second from left, speaks on behalf of her client Demetric Vance, left, Donnie Corley, third from left, and Josh King, second from right, during their sentencing hearing in Ingham County Circuit Court Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. The three former Michigan State University football players previously pleaded guilty to reduced charges in the 2017 sexual assault of a woman in an apartment bathroom. Also pictured are attorneys John Shea, center, and Shannon Smith, right. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

Defense attorney Mary Chartier, second from left, speaks on behalf of her client Demetric Vance, left, Donnie Corley, third from left, and Josh King, fifth from left, during their sentencing hearing in Ingham County Circuit Court, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. The three former Michigan State University football players previously pleaded guilty to reduced charges in the 2017 sexual assault of a woman in an apartment bathroom. Also pictured are attorneys John Shea, fourth from left,, and Shannon Smith, sixth from left. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina presides at right. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

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Defense attorney Mary Chartier, second from left, speaks on behalf of her client Demetric Vance, left, Donnie Corley, third from left, and Josh King, fifth from left, during their sentencing hearing in Ingham County Circuit Court, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. The three former Michigan State University football players previously pleaded guilty to reduced charges in the 2017 sexual assault of a woman in an apartment bathroom. Also pictured are attorneys John Shea, fourth from left,, and Shannon Smith, sixth from left. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina presides at right. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal 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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