Former Winthrop player gets probation after arrest

Former Winthrop player gets probation after arrest

Julius Francis

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 2 at 11:54 AM

YORK, S.C. (AP) -- A former Winthrop basketball player accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and received probation. 

The Herald of Rock Hill reported that former center Julius Francis pleaded guilty Thursday to third-degree assault and battery and disturbing schools. 

The Nigerian native received six months of probation. 

Another former Winthrop player, Robert Dreher, pleaded guilty in July to second-degree assault and battery and received one year of probation. 

Police say an 18-year-old woman was outside a dorm room yelling that she had been molested in April of 2011. She refused help then, but campus officers were called the next day by a Greenville hospital nurse who said the same woman reported a sexual assault.     
 

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