A former Indiana University football player faces two charges of child molesting after investigators say he admitted to a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old girl. He’s also been dismissed from the football team.
Randolph County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Kiante Christopher Enis, 19, on Thursday.
The sheriff’s department learned of a possible relationship between Enis and the girl on Wednesday. Both admitted to a sexual encounter on at least two occasions in Randolph County.
Enis is being charged with a level 3 felony. If convicted, he could face up to 16 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Enis was listed as a wide receiver for the Hoosiers. IU released this statement after news of his arrest: “Indiana Football has dismissed freshman Kiante Enis from the program effective immediately.”
Enis was a standout player at Winchester High School, and the ninth all-time rusher in the state with over 7,000 yards and 98 touchdowns.
He initially committed to Michigan and then decided on IU, becoming one of the Hoosiers’ top recruits.
He had not yet played as an Indiana Hoosier – and now he never will.
Indiana University football confirms that and Enis had not been suiting up with the team. He was sidelined as part of the university’s concussion program..