SPRINGHILL — Two North Webster High School senior football players were arrested Friday morning on sex related charges.
Devin White, 17, and Keuntra Gipson, 18, both of Springhill, were booked into the Springhill City Jail and was charged with misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile after police say they admitted to trying to have sex with a 14-year-old girl.
Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd told KTBS-TV the father of the alleged victim filed a complaint Thursday night with police and the ensuing investigation resulted in the arrests.
Police said it was determined that all sexual contact was consensual.
Players were only charged with misdemeanor charges since they are less than four years older than the victim.
According to Louisiana law, misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile is committed when a person who is seventeen years of age or older has sexual intercourse, with consent, with a person who is thirteen years of age or older but less than seventeen years of age, when the victim is not the spouse of the offender, and when the difference between the age of the victim and age of the offender is greater than two years, but less than four years.
White and Gipson – who each had a $1,000 bond – have since been released, police said.
According to reports, both players will be on the field Friday night in the second of playoffs against Amite