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High School Football Players Charged With Sex Crimes Involving 6 Underage Girls

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Two 17-year-old high school football stars are facing multiple sex crime charges following an investigation and their arrests last week.

Kishawn Tre Holmes and Byron K. Holt Jr. were both players on the highly-ranked football team at Vista Murrieta High School, and both were arrested September 12, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise.

The investigation began around August 29, say authorities, and involves six underage female victims. No details about the alleged crimes have been disclosed, however police confim that the encounters took place during 2012 up until just this August, and did not happen on the Vista Murrieta campus. Neither teen suspect has played on the school's football team since the investigation began.

Holmes was charged Monday "with two counts of forcible rape involving two victims, two counts of lewd acts with a girl under 14 and; three counts of false imprisonment involving three additional victims, as well as one count of dissuading a victim from reporting a crime, said John Hall, a spokesman for the Riverside County district attorney’s office." Holmes is due in court Tuesday.

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Hall indicated that Holt is also facing "sex-related charges," but those details are not required to be made public because of the nature of the counts.

Holmes was considered a star running back on the Vista Murrieta team.

In this video, Holmes explains how rapper Snoop Dogg came to nickname him "Sweet Feet":

Holmes said publicly he had not played in the first games of the year for Vista Murrieta because of a shoulder injury, however a school official said that he had not been off the filed because of an injury. On his personal Facebook page on September 5, Holmes lamented being out because of his shoulder, adding: "i'm going to support the team its just a minor setback for a major comeback. blessed to still be playing with the squad."

Holt reportedly opted to leave the team of his own accord at the end of August.