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Accused leader in New Mexico soccer hazing faced charges


September 20, 2018

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — The suspected ringleader of a hazing on a New Mexico high school soccer team faced criminal charges in a sexual misconduct case last year but the case was dismissed, prosecutors and police records say.

News of the charges come after a parent of a former player filed a federal lawsuit, alleging a series of sexual assaults by the Hobbs High School boys' soccer team as part of hazing rituals.

The 2016 incident on a school bus during a team road trip was caught on cellphone video. A bare-bottomed player sat on the back of the head of a freshman player as others held him dow...

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