Parents Won't Cooperate With Police Investigating Broomstick Sexual Assault

Tom Gantert

Police say parents are not allowing their sons talk to police about a hazing sexual assault using broomsticks

Warren, MI – Authorities believe there may be multiple victims on a Michigan high school football team who were assaulted in a sexual manner with broomsticks in a hazing incident but say parents are not allowing their children to be interviewed by police.

The local prosecutor for the case spoke out about the challenges with trying to prosecute the students involved in the assault and said a decision to charge anyone could be weeks away, according to WXYZ.

De La Salle Collegiate school officials canceled the final game of the season after the hazing allegations surfaced.

The hazing victim won’t cooperate with police, according to the Detroit Free Press. The police investigated 69 of the team’s football players as well as six school officials after the hazing allegations were discovered.

The police issued a warrant request to the prosecutor that recommended that three of the team’s players be charged with assault and battery, according to the Detroit Free Press.

But the case is still open, according to WXYZ, and police want to do more interviews.

“We believe there are other victims and we need to identify those victims, and we need better cooperation quite frankly from those parents that have not allowed us to interview their sons,” said Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer, according to WXYZ.

The Macomb County prosecutor had jurisdiction but recused himself due to a conflict of interest, according to WXYZ.

Newly appointed St. Clair County Prosecutor Michael Wendling has a team of people working the case.

“It's a challenging case. Not just based on the age of the offenders but the team atmosphere,” Wendling said, according to WXYZ. “There are a lot of different witnesses with different perspectives that need to be addressed. Allegations that were made are serious in nature, they have to be addressed. We don’t treat it any different than any other criminal case we get.”

Comments (70)
bryantrent
bryantrent

Crazy what is a matter with these parents

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Njaz
Njaz

Their sons football careers are obviously more important than any crime. This will recompense back on themselves. Could this be why so many NFL players are so violent ? (sarc-) Sad & sick

Cop Watch
Cop Watch

simple solution! if the parents of the players don't want to cooperate then there kids are off the team! another reason for not cooperating, the parents don't want there kids in jail!

DarrellB
DarrellB

Perfect National Felons League feed stock. Of course, hazing USED TO BE fairly gentle but focused on team building.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

A Catastrophic Parental Failure. That ALWAYS starts with.... CYA, and THAT'S the reason these little THUGS thought they could get away with this Bullspit. The then do the SAME in College and again in the Pros. The story NEVER ENDS as you can see EVERY WEEK in the news when yet ANOTHING JOCK is arrested for SOMETHING.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Since when can parents tell LE what they can and cannot do?

Raymelson
Raymelson

Were living in a time that's unacceptable but no witnesses no crime

Backing Blue
Backing Blue

Cancel the entire football program at that school

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Sorry, but Police do not issue a warrant to the prosecutor. We all know that's not the way it works. If the parents do not cooperate it should result in the shut-down of the school's football team for a period of say 5 years.

checksix
checksix

Should do what the University of San Francisco did with the "San" Quintin Dailey fiasco in the '80s. The school ended up killing the basketball program.

Ferret guy
Ferret guy

They wouldn't HAVE to investigate if the little bastards did that to my kid. I'd be the one facing jail time for taking a baseball bat to them

EMarie
EMarie

Arrest all parents on the team...for Child neglect and endangerment. Let DSS investigate the hell out of them.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

WTF is wrong with these people???

CinHadad
CinHadad

No football until case is solved.

DSmith2018
DSmith2018

I think most parents commenting on this article would protect their child at all cost. Either they won’t believe their little Johnny did something like this, or are afraid the dectectives would frame their little Johnny somehow. It’s a natural instinct to protect their child. And most parents are in deep denial.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Typical parents these days...teaching their precious little thugs that it is OK to break the law. No wonder kids have no respect for law enforcement.

NickyJ
NickyJ

Totally entitled parents teaching their children they are above the law. Shame on them.

Back'nTheBlue
Back'nTheBlue

Charge ALL the parents not cooperating with Obstruction. See how many want to spend time in jail to cover a crime. These are some disgusting parents..

MJTECH
MJTECH

The kids where lucky it wasn't a baseball team, a bat up there would have really hurt bad.

As for the parents, just wait until one of their little darlings turns up HIV positive and admits it wasn't a broom stick he was sodomized with.

Mic911
Mic911

Hazing with a broomstick? Parents won't let kids talk? Well cancel the whole football program and watch scholarships go bye bye. But you can bet one thing, if their kids had sex with a teacher they would be yanking them down to the PD by the ears to report it and have charges brought up on the teaacher, yet you let this happen ??

cspcapt
cspcapt

parents are more worried about themselves than their children, this will come back and haunt them both

ikaika
ikaika

Normally in these cases the victim won't talk because he doesn't want to be labeled a snitch, and at that age fitting in is more important. Those are weakass parents who are refusing to let their kids be interviewed, but eventually word will get around about who did what to whom because high school kids always talk. They can't help it. I hope the disgusting little bastards who did this will be prosecuted, even though the juvenile system probably won't do much. At least they ought to get expelled from their private school and the community should know what little pervs they are.

tfort
tfort

Like it or not, they are exercising their rights.

It’s selfish since you have victims who will not get justice.

61mouse
61mouse

Let them keep getting it up the ass then case close

xxcloroxx
xxcloroxx

Fay as Guck.

DR226
DR226

So these parents would be complicit in future crimes committed by these sexual deviants. Such as sexual assault, rape, or domestic violence for not cooperating with LE to protect the feelings of their child. And this is what parenting has become today? Future NFL prospects for sure.

makingsense
makingsense

What if what was reported is not true. The football program was canceled. Could it be that the "victim" was not violated as the story stated? The local PA punted the case, why? It looks like you want to blame parents who are paying for this education because you know more since you read an article. Always remember there is more to the story that has been reported.

SaraReich
SaraReich

Sportsball strikes again!

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Since LE officers in most states cannot interview a juvenile without parental permission, perhaps they should impanel a Grand Jury to investigate it where they can compel the juveniles to talk.

ACSO-Charles-One
ACSO-Charles-One

My question deals with where the frick are the coaches in this mess? I find it hard to believe somebody didn’t know something and if they did why was it allowed to continue. This hazing crap in high schools and colleges is costing young men their lives. High school football claims to be all about family and each player being there for one another. Is that all bullshit? Is De La Salle a Catholic School that costs a small fortune and select students with higher sports aspirations attend? It shouldn’t make a difference and at this point these are allegations but to think one or more players is subjecting a fellow player to this form of disgusting humiliation is in and of itself inhumane treatment.


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