A small Tennessee town has been rocked by child rape charges against the high school’s star quarterback who allegedly had relations with a 12-year-old girl who fell pregnant.
Princeton Harlan, 18, who has garnered interest from six colleges across the southeast to play football, was charged with two other team-mates for child rape in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee on Wednesday.Click to read more...
Harlan, who was released on $100,000 bail, stands accused of having relations with a 12-year-old girl who fell pregnant in July and terminated the pregnancy, authorities said…Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Auburn, Kentucky, Mississippi State and Cincinnati have shown interest in the 6-foot-4, 188-pound senior quarterback, the paper reported.
Holder, who knows Harlan and the family of the 12-year-old, added: ‘It’s traumatic for what’s happened for her. For both parties involved it’s pretty hard.’
Another local, Wayne McWright, called the news ‘alarming’. ‘It’s a tragedy more so for the young girl,’ he said. ‘Then also my heart goes out to the young fellow, too, because somehow he got off track. Young people sometimes do foolish things.’
Harlan was released from jail on Wednesday after posting $100,00 bail. He will be arraigned November 5.
Authorities began investigating Harlan and two other suspects, a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old, last month after the girl told her mother she thought she was pregnant, WKRN reported.
She was four-and-a-half weeks pregnant when the pregnancy was terminated, authorities said. They have not given any indication on who fathered the child.
The teenagers allegedly had relations with the girl on separate occasions in July but police would not reveal how they met the child.
Harlan was arrested without incident outside the high school. The other teenagers have not been named because of their ages but have been released to their parents.