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Indiana WR Kiante Enis charged with molesting ‘a child 13 years or younger’

A disturbing, sickening situation has surfaced involving an Indiana Hoosiers football player.

According to the Indianapolis Star, freshman Kiante Enis was arrested Thursday on two counts of child molestation, felony charges that could result in up to 16 years in prison on each count. The Star writes that “Randolph County sheriff’s deputies received a report [Wednesday] of a ‘possible relationship’ between Kiante Christopher Enis, 19, of the 200 block of East Main Street in Saratoga, and ‘a child 13 years or younger.’”

In interviews with investigators, Enis acknowledged there was “a consensual sexual encounter” with the alleged victim on at least two occasions.

Enis is still listed on the Hoosiers’ online roster. He hasn’t appeared in any of IU’s first two games this season, with head coach Kevin Wilson stating earlier this week that Enis is dealing with a concussion.

Neither the football program nor the university have publicly addressed the arrest.

Enis was a three-star 2016 recruit who was rated as the No. 7 player at any position in the state of Indiana by After originally committing to Michigan, Enis decommitted a couple of weeks before National Signing Day and ultimately opted to remain in his home state at IU.