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UCLA Football’s Torian White Arrested In Sexual-Assault Case

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(credit: UCLA)

(credit: UCLA)

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — UCLA officials on Tuesday confirmed that a football player was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of sexual assault.

Torian White, 20, was arrested by campus police sent to a building on Glenrock Avenue on a report of a disturbance about 3 a.m. Sunday.

“We are aware of the situation involving Torian White, and we take these accusations very seriously,” UCLA football coach Jim Mora said in a statement issued by the university.

“Torian has been suspended from the team indefinitely while the legal process and student discipline process run their course,” Mora said. “Due to the ongoing police investigation, we are unable to discuss this matter further at this time.”

White is being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Inmate Information Center website. Information about a court appearance or bail was not given.

According to the District Attorney’s Office, police presented the case on Monday to prosecutors for consideration of charges. Prosecutors have asked officers to conduct additional investigation, officials said.

White’s bio on the UCLA football website says he is from Inglewood and attended Lakewood High School.  He has been at UCLA since the fall 2011 semester. According to UCLA officials, White an offensive lineman, has not played since injuring his right leg during the team’s Oct. 3 game at Utah.

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