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Police report offers new details on criminal sexual conduct claims against U of M wrestlers

Police report offers new details on criminal sexual conduct claims against U of M wrestlers Photo: KSTP

June 18, 2019 02:32 PM

The Minneapolis Police Department's public information report on the incident that led to the arrest of two University of Minnesota wrestlers Saturday night shows the alleged victim in the matter was taken to the hospital for treatment.

On Sunday, 19-year-old Gable Steveson's father Robert confirmed that his son and 21-year-old Dylan Martinez were the subjects of a criminal investigation.

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Both were listed on the Hennepin County Jail roster, being held on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct.

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office said Monday morning that neither wrestler had yet been charged.

According to jail records, the men were arrested Saturday night at different times and different locations in Minneapolis. Steveson was apprehended at a home on 26th Avenue Southeast in the Como neighborhood of Minneapolis. Martinez was taken into custody at the home where he and other wrestlers lived on 14th Avenue Southeast.

In a statement Sunday, a U of M athletics department official said, "We are aware of a situation involving two of our student athletes and are in the process of gathering more information. These students have been suspended from all team activity pending further information. Federal and state law precludes any further details at this time." 

Steveson family attorney Christa Groshek Sunday warned against rushing to judgment, saying the situation is still unfolding and it is unclear if the wrestler would face charges.

He was a four-time state champion wrestler at Apple Valley High School and finished his freshman year at the U of M with a 35-2 record. He finished third in the nation at heavyweight.

Martinez came to the Gophers from Fresno City College in California and was a two-time California community college champion.
 

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