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Sam Gardner

Sam Gardner is a general assignment writer for FOXSports.com. Originally from Orlando, Fla., he previously covered the Orlando Magic for FOX Sports Florida and has also covered the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals and MLB playoffs. Follow him on Twitter.

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Two California prep football players were charged Tuesday with sex-related crimes against six other high school students, ranging from rape and lewd acts to false imprisonment and consensual sex with a minor younger than 14.

The bulk of the charges were levied against Kishawn Holmes, a 17-year-old running back at Vista Murrieta High School in Murrieta, Calif., about 80 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

Holmes is a three-star prospect, according to Scout.com, and was given the nickname "Sweet Feet" by Snoop Dogg after a game in Diamond Bar, Calif., in February. He and former teammate Byron Holt Jr. were arrested Sept. 12 on charges of sexual misconduct, according to KCAL.

Holmes is now being charged with three counts of false imprisonment, two counts of rape by force or fear, and a lewd act against another victim younger than 14. Holt, meanwhile, faces three felony charges of consensual sex with a minor younger than 14.

On Tuesday, Holt’s mother spoke out in support of her son outside a Riverside County courthouse, where tempers also flared between the boys’ supporters and parents of one of the alleged victims:

According to KCAL, Holmes will stay in juvenile detention until his next court appearance Oct. 30, while Holt will be released to his parents, but must remain under 24-hour supervision until his next court date, on Oct. 24.

None of the alleged crimes, which reportedly date to 2012, is said to have occurred on school grounds.

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