A former Kentucky player has been arrested in Lexington and charged with sex abuse and sodomy.
WLEX-TV reports that 25-year-old Michael James Porter was arrested early Tuesday morning. The station cites court documents that state Porter allegedly had sexual contact with an underage girl that he met while serving as a group leader during a church function.
Citing court documents, the Lexington Herald-Leader’s crime account (@HLpublicsafety) tweeted that Porter gave and received oral sex from one girl over the course of two years. Court documents say Porter subjected the teen to sexual contact in 2009, when she was 14, and again in 2010, when she was 15.
Porter is charged with six counts of third-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. The Fayette County Detention Center’s website lists Porter as an inmate, but it did not have details on whether he had an attorney. He’s being held on a $22,000 bond and is scheduled for arraignment at 1 p.m. today
Porter played at Kentucky for three seasons, from 2006-2009, but left in his junior year to spend more time with his wife and child.
A native of California, he played one year for Tubby Smith and two for Billy Gillispie.