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Football assault trial goes to SF

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By The Staff

Criminal proceedings in the Robertson High School football team rape and assault case will be held in Santa Fe.

The parties agreed Thursday to a change of venue from San Miguel County.

They concluded that fair proceedings couldn't take place in Las Vegas because the matter is “a singular topic of conversation,” according to one attorney.

Meanwhile, the school district could face a civil lawsuit from the victims. A notice to seek damages has been issued to the superintendent of Las Vegas City Schools by the attorney for the victims.

Six former high school football players are accused of sexually assaulting younger teammates using a broomstick during a preseason camp.