Arkansas St. golfer charged with sexual assault, dismissed from team

Arkansas St. golfer charged with sexual assault, dismissed from team

An Arkansas State University student has been dismissed from the school's golf team after being charged in Kentucky with first-degree sodomy involving a 15-year-old boy.

Dayton Jones, 20, was among five arrested Oct. 14, including two 19-year-olds and a pair of 17-year-olds. The incident occurred Oct. 12 at a home in Hopkinsville, Ky., was videotaped and shared among others with mobile phones. The victim, whose name was not released as he is a minor, is improving at a Tennessee hospital located a half-hour from Hopkinsville. Motive remains unclear, though all grew up in the area.

In addition to the sodomy charge, Jones faces additional charges of promoting a sexual performance by a minor, use of a minor in a sexual performance and distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

According to the Associated Press, the school dismissed Jones from the golf team pending the outcome of the investigation.

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