Maine teen gets probation in child sex assault cases

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.

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

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