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Former Winthrop player gets probation in assault case

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A former Winthrop basketball player accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and received probation.

The Herald of Rock Hill reported that former center Julius Francis pleaded guilty Thursday to third-degree assault and battery and disturbing schools.

The Nigerian native received six months of probation.

Another former Winthrop player, Robert Dreher, pleaded guilty in July to second-degree assault and battery and received one year of probation.

Police say an 18-year-old woman was outside a dorm room yelling that she had been molested in April of 2011. She refused help then, but campus officers were called the next day by a Greenville hospital nurse who said the same woman reported a sexual assault.

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