Former Kentucky basketball player charged in sex abuse case - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Former Kentucky basketball player charged in sex abuse case

A former Kentucky player has been arrested in Lexington and charged with sex abuse and sodomy.

WLEX-TV reports that 25-year-old Michael James Porter was arrested early Tuesday morning.

The station cites court documents that state Porter allegedly had sexual contact with an underage girl that he met while serving as a group leader during a church function.

The Fayette County Detention Center's website lists Porter as an inmate, but it did not have details on whether he had an attorney.

Porter played at Kentucky for three seasons, from 2006-2009, but left in his junior year to spend more time with his wife and child.

During his last year, he played in 36 games, averaging 4.1 points and 2.5 assists per game.

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