ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- The jury continues deliberations in the trial for the Orange Park High School ex-football player accused of sexual battery.
In September 2011, Kiari Hill and Sherrod Lawson, Orange Park High School football players, were arrested for two sexual battery incidents.
Deputies say they found out about the incidents when a friend of the victim told the school's guidance counselor. The two 17 year olds were charged with felony sexual battery of a victim over the age of 12. Hill was also charged with another count of sexual battery in a separate incident.
The first incident happened on August 25, 2011. The two teens were at the victim's home watching a movie when both players started talking in a sexually suggestive way to the victim. Investigators say, the pair forced themselves on the victim and took turns assaulting her. The victim reportedly told them to stop several times.
In the second incident, the report says Hill text messaged another girl and eventually met up with her. They were driving when police say Hill pulled his pants down. The victim fought him off and got out of the car.
In February 2012, Lawson pleaded guilty to one charge of sexual battery. He was immediately sentenced to a residential program administered by the Department of Juvenile Services. He will take part in the program for an undetermined amount of time or until he turns 21. If the judge decides to take him off the program before he turns 21, Lawson will be put on probation.
The jury started deliberations around 2:30 p.m., Wednesday afternoon.