Two former Husker football players have been charged with first-degree sexual assault.

Andre Hunt and Katerian LeGrone are scheduled to be arraigned at 10 a.m. Thursday in Lancaster County, according to the Nebraska.gov court case calendar.

The two previously appeared in court Dec. 11. They were arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault that occurred Aug. 25 at Hunt’s apartment, according to a citation from the Lincoln Police Department.

LeGrone, 19, was initially booked on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault, and Hunt, 20, was arrested on suspicion of aiding and abetting first-degree sexual assault.

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The arrests came after a Title IX investigation report conducted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was obtained by ESPN.

The report found that “a greater weight of the evidence” supported that the two men “engaged in sexual assault and sexual harassment, in violation of university sexual misconduct policies.” The men were given a 2½-year suspension from the university, and both have since entered the NCAA transfer portal.

Since the Title IX investigation surfaced, more women have filed reports with the Lincoln Police Department accusing Hunt and LeGrone of additional crimes. The World-Herald obtained reports from Lincoln police that linked the pair to five more reports.

Both men were suspended indefinitely days before the start of the 2019 football season and never played for the Huskers last year. No reason was given at the time of the suspensions, but Nebraska coach Scott Frost defended the program’s handling of the situation.

“The minute we were made aware of any accusation, we funneled it to the person we are supposed to funnel Title IX issues to immediately, suspended them indefinitely from the team and removed them from all football activities,” Frost said Dec. 18. “And then we let Title IX and the authorities do their job.”

Hunt and LeGrone also have an 8:30 a.m. restitution of premises hearing related to notices served Dec. 13 that the two were in violation of their lease because of the arrests.

PEP-UN, a limited liability company based in Delaware but doing business primarily in Lincoln, sought an eviction notice on behalf of the apartment’s owner. The company indicated in court filings that it manages the apartments for the owner.

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