UH Cougars signee accused of having sex with 14-year-old

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A Louisiana teen who signed to play football with the Houston Cougars is being accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

Deondre Demarcus Skinner, 19, was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a charge of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

Detectives say Skinner allegedly had sex with the young girl several times at a home in Patterson, Louisiana.

Skinner signed with the University of Houston in February.

In a statement issued to Eyewitness News, David Bassity, Assistant Athletic Director for Communications at the University of Houston, said:

"We are aware of the situation and are currently gathering details. The University of Houston Department of Athletics takes these allegations very seriously and would never condone acts like these if true. Until we are able to gather more information we will offer no further comment."

Skinner was released on a $5,000 bond.

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