Athlete accused of sex with underage teenager

Athlete accused of sex with underage teenager

A Sebastian River High School football player is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old at the school according to a sheriff's office affidavit.

Jamal Levon Riggins, Jr., is facing a charge of lewd or lascivious battery.

The teenager said the pair had consensual sex in the 'team room' during a football game after he was ejected on November 18th, a sheriff's office report states.

A detective investigating the case gathered evidence for a warrant by pretending to be the teenager and using Snapchat to message Riggins.

In one of the exchanges Riggins said, "Say nun happened we were chillin," according to the affidavit.

Bond for Riggins was set at $7,500.

When asked for a comment, the Indian River County School District issued the following statement:

"The District is aware of the situation and investigating the matter. Currently this is a Sheriff's investigation as well.  Due to FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ),  I can't discuss specific student information."

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