Pre-Trial Hearing Set for Teen Rape Suspect

A Groveton football player will have his day in court next week in connection with a sexual assault case. The high school student has a pre-trial hearing set for Tuesday.

Groveton police charged Alexander Pennington and two juveniles with aggravated sexual assault of a child. All three are accused of breaking into the boys' field house in Groveton after hours and raping an eighth-grader.

The two 15-year-olds said the 13-year-old girl agreed to have sex, but Pennington said he did not touch the girl.

A judge sentenced a fourth teenager to two years probation after he pleaded guilty to breaking into the field house.