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Accused Prosper teen denies sex assault

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Darius McClinton-Hunter and Garrick White Darius McClinton-Hunter and Garrick White
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The attorney for the son of a professional baseball player said there is a recording of his accuser denying anything ever happened.

Darius McClinton-Hunter is among five teenage boys charged with the sexual assault of a child. He is the son of Los Angeles Angels right-fielder Torii Hunter.

According police, the crime happened on May 4 at an apartment. McClinton-Hunter and a juvenile allegedly forced a girl into a closet to perform explicit sexual acts. Another juvenile allegedly held her friend down so she couldn't stop the attack.

But attorney Todd Shapiro said the statement the police department affidavit is based on has been completely recanted by the 16-year-old girl who is the alleged victim.

The girl called up one of McClinton-Hunter's friends who lives with him and admitted nothing that was alleged to have happened actually happened. The friend recorded the call, Shapiro said.

"In that conversation with Darius' family friend, very, very specifically where the questions were asked. ‘Did Darius perform any sex acts on you?' The answer is absolutely not. ‘Did he ever force you to have any sex?' The answer is absolutely not. She goes on to talk about how this is blown way out of proportion, that she can't believe all the things that have been said in the media and in the news and all the things that are being said around school," he said.

Shapiro also said his client never did any drugs or had any type of sex with the girl.

A spokesman for the Prosper Police Department said McClinton-Hunter is innocent until proven guilty. But it stands by the arrest affidavit and the investigation.

The case is still expected to go to court in Collin County.

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