The order said the 19-year-old forcibly held down the victim and sexually assaulted him in 2010. It also said the victim — who testified in the trial — is credible.
The victim told the judge he yelled "stop" two or three times while the assault was happening. He also said the teammates who were assaulting him were laughing while it happened, but he was crying.
The then-15-year-old victim reported to police Dec. 15 that he was sexually assaulted by five juveniles at Mishawaka High School between Jan. 1, 2010, and May 31, 2010.
According to a Mishawaka Police Department report filed in December, the boy said he was assaulted by six teammates.
"We are glad to see that decisions are finally coming forth and we want to see how the judicial process unfolds over the next few weeks," said Terry Barker, School City of Mishawaka superintendent. We will be monitoring the decisions." . . .