'It Wasn't Rape': Lawyer for Nova High Student Accused of Sex Assault - NBC 6 South Florida

'It Wasn't Rape': Lawyer for Nova High Student Accused of Sex Assault

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    The attorney for a Nova High School student accused of a sexual assault on a girl at the school's campus is denying the allegations as the student made an appearance in court Tuesday.

    (Published Tuesday, April 4, 2017)

    The attorney for a Nova High School student accused of a sexual assault on a girl at the school's campus is denying the allegations as the student made an appearance in court Tuesday.

    The 10th grader, who is a minor, was arrested last month for the alleged incident at the school at 3600 College Avenue back on Feb. 22, according to Davie Police and an arrest report.

    Police say the 16-year-old boy physically forced a girl into an abandoned portable classroom and committed three counts of sexual assault. But his attorney says nothing illegal happened.

    "This clearly was not a rape, and we maintain that and we believe once all of the evidence is in, I'm confident that a judge or jury, whatever the case may be, will show that this young man didn't rape anybody," attorney Johnny McCray Jr. said. "It wasn't rape, I'll just put it at that point, at this point."

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    At the time of the teen's arrest, Davie Police said the school's principal impeded their investigation. But Tuesday, the department said the principal gave a full statement to investigators and won't face any criminal charges and won't be disciplined by the school district.

    A judge will be determining if the case will be moved to adult court. The teen remains in the juvenile detention center.

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