Y Athlete Accused of Sexual Abuse


    By Brooke Naylor

    A BYU track and field athlete was arrested Friday for allegedly fondling a high school student.

    Redmond Tutor, 19, was arrested on BYU campus by Provo police on Friday after a sexual abuse complaint was filed Thursday by a Provo High School resource officer, according to Provo police.

    The alleged victim, a 17-year-old girl, was a student of Provo High School.

    According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the girl claimed that Tutor followed her into the bathroom at a friend”s house, where he proceeded to fondle her against her consent.

    The girl claimed that Tutor was kissing and touching her while attempting to remove both his and her clothes, and that he blocked the door when she tried to leave the room.

    Tutor was arrested on two counts of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony, and one count of unlawful detention, a class B misdemeanor.

    Tutor appeared in 4th District Court Monday for a bail hearing and was released on a $10,000 bond.

    Tutor was a student at BYU at the time of the alleged occurrence, but “dropped out within the last few days,” said university spokeswoman Carri Jenkins.

    As of Feb 26, Tutor had placed first in men”s long jump and second for the triple jump for BYU Men”s tack and field.

    Tutor is scheduled to appear in court on Monday where the state will formally charge him.

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