Raúl Torrez | Attorney General

Attorney General Raúl Torrez Announces Charges Against Three New Mexico State University Basketball Players for 2022 Hazing Incidents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Raúl Torrez announced charges against three New Mexico State University (NMSU) basketball players for hazing incidents resulting in criminal charges that occurred throughout the fall of 2022.  

“The indictment filed against three former student-athletes at New Mexico State University should serve as an unambiguous signal to everyone in this state that hazing will not be tolerated at our educational institutions,” said AG Torrez. “Players, coaches, and administrators at every level are on notice that this type of violent conduct will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. They should also be aware that while this action is an important first step in addressing this inexcusable behavior, our work in correcting the culture that allowed these crimes to occur is far from finished.”  

Three members of the 2022 NMSU Men’s Basketball Team are accused of holding younger players and student staff against their will while they violated them. Alleged acts included multiple incidents in which they forcefully restrained victims while violently grabbing their genital areas.  

The indictments include:  

  • Deshawndre Washington, charged with:
    • One count of criminal sexual penetration
    • Five counts of false imprisonment
    • Five counts of criminal sexual contact
    • One count of conspiracy to commit criminal sexual contact
    • One count of conspiracy to commit false imprisonment.
  • Doctor Bradley, charged with:
    • One count of criminal sexual penetration
    • Five counts of false imprisonment
    • Five counts of criminal sexual contact
    • One count of conspiracy to commit criminal sexual contact
    • One count of conspiracy to commit false imprisonment.
  • Kim Aiken Jr, charged with:
    • One count of criminal sexual penetration
    • Four counts of false imprisonment
    • Four counts of criminal sexual contact
    • One count of conspiracy to commit criminal sexual contact
    • One count of conspiracy to commit false imprisonment

 

Copies of the indictments are attached. 

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