Indiana University has dismissed freshman football player Kiante Enis from the program after he was arrested on Thursday. Enis has been charged with two counts of child molestation.
The 19-year-old Enis was taken into custody after the Randolph County (Indiana) Sherriff’s Office was altered that he may have engaged in sexual conduct with “a child 13 years or younger.” A release from the sheriff’s office says Enis “admitted to a consensual sexual encounter that occurred on at least two occasions in Randolph County.” Officials were told of the possible encounter on Wednesday.
Enis is being held in Randolph County Jail on a $20,000 bond. He faces felony charges that could land him in prison for up to 16 years.
Soon after the arrest, Indiana released a statement that the wide receiver had been dismissed from the program. Enis had not played in either of Indiana’s first two games.
Enis was a prep standout for Winchester Community School in Winchester, Indiana. His uncle is Curtis Enis, a former Penn State standout and the No. 5 pick in the 1998 NFL Draft.