Sex-related criminal charges have been filed by the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office against two Vista Murrieta High School football players in an investigation involving allegations of the rapes of six underage female victims.
Kishawn Tre Holmes, 17, and Byron Keith Holt, 17, have both been charged with sex related crimes. Online player profiles list both Holmes and Holt as members of the 2012-2013 Vista Murrieta varsity football. However, neither players are listed on the team’s 2013-2014 roster.
Holmes, a Vista Murrieta High senior, has been charged with eight felony counts involving a total of six victims in incidents dating back to 2012, with the most recent being in August, said John Hall, spokesman for the DA’s office.
The arrests of two students on suspicion of rape were confirmed Monday morning by Murrieta police and officials with the Murrieta Valley Unified School District. According to Murrieta Police, the alleged rapes did not occur on school campus. Pending the outcome of the charges, the suspects were not on campus, according to Murrieta Valley Unified School District Spokeswoman Karen Parris, who said privacy laws do not allow the district to comment further on the charges or disciplinary actions taken.
Both teenagers will appear Tuesday for a detention hearing. While Holmes’ proceedings are allowed to be public, due to the charges of rape by force or fear, the charges against Holt do not qualify under the law as those that would permit public knowledge of the court proceedings or case outcome.
Don Ho Law will be keeping this legal blog updated as the case proceeds.
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