Washington guard Venoy Overton was charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor on Tuesday after a lengthy investigation into sexual assault allegations stemming from an incident involving a 16-year-old girl. Citing insufficient evidence, the King Count Prosecutor’s office declined to charge Overton with any sexual assault related crime, but found he did provide alcohol to the female in question. The news comes as Washington prepares for the Pac-10 Tournament in Los Angeles with a bid to the NCAA Tournament on the line.
The Seattle PI’s Gerry Spratt reported the news, just a short time before Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar meets with the media for his typical Tuesday press conference.
According to the charging document, Overton is accused of providing alcohol to a minor on Jan. 8, a gross misdemeanor. If found guilty, Overton likely will do community service
Overton will head to court on April 1 to answer to the charge. There’s been no word on what kind of punishment Overton faces from Romar and the team, though a suspension is possible.
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