Three college football players, including Boise State freshman receiver Anthony Clarke, have been charged with sexual crime, battery and false imprisonment due to incidents which took place last year at a high school in Blackfoot, Idaho, according to Reuters.
According to police, five athletes are charged with forcible sexual penetration using a foreign object on their teammates on the high school basketball team. They were also said to have beaten and "restrained the victims in a locker room and on a school bus during a three-month period that began last December."
Other players charged include Idaho State University tight end Nathan Walker and Carroll College freshman Logan Chidester.
"Now that everything is out, more victims are coming forward because they realize they are not alone and they don't need to be afraid or embarrassed," Blackfoot Police Captain Kurt Asmus said on Thursday.
Each player has been suspended from their teams and according to Frank Zang, a spokesman for Boise State, Clarke hasn't played yet this season.