OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -Former Oklahoma State football player Chris Collins was sentenced to 10 years of probation by a Texas judge Monday for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.
The jury in New Boston, Texas, had recommended five years' probation. The 20-year-old player pleaded guilty Nov. 7 to an aggravated sexual assault charge. He was one of four men charged following an after-prom party in 2004, when he was 17.
District Judge Leon F. Pesek Jr. also ordered him to register as a sex offender, perform 750 hours of community service, pay for one year of counseling for the victim and pay the court $325 for the psychologist who interviewed him, said Lisa McDermott, a spokeswoman for Bowie County District Attorney Bobby Lockhart.
``I don't think you can find many people in this part of Texas who would say this sentence was harsh,'' Lockhart said in a statement. ``It was for my part too lenient, but it is a sentence the jury thought was justice. At least the sentence will follow him for the rest of his natural life.''
Collins' attorney, Paul Hoover, did not immediately return a call for comment.
Collins started at linebacker for Oklahoma State and was dismissed from the team five days after his guilty plea.
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