A freshman wide receiver of the Indiana football team was taken into custody for child molestation.
Nineteen-year-old Kiante Enis admitted in an interview, according to the police in Randolph County, Indiana, that he had consensual sex on at least two occasions with a minor aged 13 years or younger.
Arrested on September 21, Enis could be looking at a prison sentence of 16 years if found guilty of the level 3 felony, as reported by Indiana State Law.
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Kinate Enis: Football player had full athletic scholarship
Following the charges, Enis – a three-star recruit who has to his name 2,393 yards and 35 touchdowns at Winchester Community High School in Indiana – was dismissed from the team. According to the Muncie Star Press, the football player had a full athletic scholarship in the Indiana University. In addition, Enis was voted as the state’s best running back and was ranked fifth for the Indy Star’s Mr. Football award.
A cached version of his profile, which can be viewed here, lists his credentials – some of which include finding a place among the Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 and all-state as a junior and senior; Indiana Associated Press 2A all-state as a junior and senior; and being three-time All-Tri-Eastern Conference selection and two-time Tri-Eastern Player of the Year.
Kinate Enis: Credentials
Enis has been rated the No. 4 prospect in Indiana by ESPN, No. 34 running back nationally by 247Sports and No. 34 athlete nationally by Rivals.
Days before his arrest, however, Enis was suffering from a concussion and hadn’t featured in his season yet.
Enis is the second IU player to be arrested in recent days. As reported by the Indianapolis Star on September 21, IU kicker Aaron Del Grosso was charged with criminal trespassing and drunkenness after he traveled to his girlfriend’s house to bring his dog back; he was thereby taken into custody.