Maine teen gets probation in child sex assault cases

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Posted: Aug 02, 2016 2:54 PM

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine teenager who was recommended for a prestigious athletic award after being accused of sexually assaulting two children has pleaded guilty.

The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/2ax588S ) reports that 19-year-old Tyrell Gullatt was sentenced Monday in a Portland juvenile court to two years of probation. The charges were reduced as part of the plea deal to felony counts of unlawful sexual contact of a minor.

The former Windham High School football player was charged in November. Police say they notified school administrators of the accusations.

A few weeks later, school officials recommended Gullatt for the Frank J. Gaziano Offensive and Defensive Lineman Awards, presented to linemen who are considered positive role models.

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Gullatt's attorney says his client took responsibility for his actions by admitting to the charges.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com