Football: Vista Murrieta players are arrested on suspicion of sex crimes

Two players from Vista Murrieta's football team have been arrested on suspicion of sex crimes. The arrests were first reported by the Riverside-Press Enterprise.

Both are 17, according to John Hall, a spokesman for the Riverside County district attorney's office.

One player is charged with two counts of forcible rape involving two victims, two counts of lewd acts with a girl under 14 and three counts of imprisonments involving three additional victims, Hall said. There's also a charge of dissuading a victim from reporting a crime.

The other 17-year-old is facing "sex-related charges," Hall said.

Vista Murrieta Coach Coley Candaele said both players were removed from the team before the season and have not played.

Vista Murrieta is 2-0 this season and ranked No. 5 by The Times.

Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com

 

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