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Four Footballers Charged With Sex Assault
Four professional footballers have been charged with sexual assault and voyeurism.
Three Brighton and Hove Albion players and one from Bournemouth were arrested in January after a woman alleged sexual assault in Brighton on July 17, last year.
Sussex Police said George Barker, 20, Lewis Dunk, 20 and Anton Rodgers, 19, who all live in and play for Brighton, have been bailed to appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court on May 11.
Former teammate Steve Cook, 21, of St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, who now plays for Bournemouth AFC, is also due in court on the same date.
They are all charged with one count of sexual assault and one of voyeurism.
A 19-year-old man, from Brighton, arrested on suspicion of sexual assault at the same time, has been advised that no further action will be taken against him.
Police arrested five players from Championship side Brighton and one from League One side Bournemouth early on January 19.
Brighton defender Tommy Elphick, 24, who was one of six players arrested by detectives, was eliminated from police inquiries earlier.