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Prosecutors offer 'butt drag' wrestler a deal

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

December 8, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Prosecutors have offered to dismiss the case against a high school wrestler charged with sexual battery for a move he used on a teammate during practice.Preston Hill, 17, of Clovis is accused of penetrating a 15-year-old teammate while performing a maneuver known as the butt drag, which calls for one wrestler to grab the other between the buttocks to turn him.

Hill's trial was to start Thursday, but prosecutors said the case will be dismissed if he stays out of trouble for several months. He would not be required to admit guilt.

Hill's lawyer, however, said it is likely they will reject the deal because his client didn't do anything wrong.

The alleged victim's father said his son was painfully penetrated for at least 30 seconds.


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