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Battery trial against former LSU player begins today

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GONZALES - The sexual battery trial of former LSU running back Charles Scott is scheduled to begin Tuesday in state district court in Ascension Parish.

Police arrested Scott in November 2011 after allegedly raping an 18-year-old woman at his Prairieville home.

The 24-year-old was later arraigned on the lesser charge of sexual battery instead of simple rape. Scott pleaded not guilty in February 2012.

District Judge Jessie LeBlanc will hear the case in Ascension Parish.

LeBlanc waived Scott's right to a jury trial at the request of the defense. As a result, the trial could be completed in a few days.


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