St. Louis County jury finds teen guilty of felonies
TOWN AND COUNTRY (AP) — A jury has found a 19-year-old Missouri man guilty of charges accusing him of sexual assault during hazing at a private St. Louis County high school.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a jury Friday found Maverick Swan Holmsley, a former student at Principia, guilty of sodomy or attempted sodomy. Sentencing is Aug. 5. The charges carry a minimum sentence of five years and up to life in prison.
Holmsley, of Wright City, and four other teens were charged after a 2014 incident at a dorm during an athletic camp at the Christian Science school in Town and Country. Three have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault; another teen awaits trial.
Holmsley's lawyers focused on statements from some witnesses and victims describing the incident as a "bad prank."