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Two Former HS Baseball Players Make Plea in Sex Case

Two Former HS Baseball Players Make Plea in Sex Case



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TOOELE, Utah (AP) -- Two former Tooele High School baseball players accused of videotaping themselves having sex with a 15-year-old girl have pleaded guilty.

As part of a plea agreement, Matthew Gomez and Shane Leonelli, now both 19, each pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of third-degree felony dealing in material harmful to a minor.

Gomez, Leonelli and four other juvenile players allegedly taped the incident last March at a St. George hotel where the team was staying for a tournament.

Yesterday, the judge sentenced both men to 14 days in jail beginning today and a year of probation.

They were also ordered to write a letter of apology to the victim and fined 750-dollars each.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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