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Indiana freshman Kiante Enis facing felony charges, dismissed from team

Indiana freshman running back Kiante Enis facing felony charges of child molestation, according to the Randolph (IN) County Sherrif’s Department.

Indiana freshman wide receiver Kiante Enis has been dismissed from the team following an arrest on felony child molestation charges.

"Indiana Football has dismissed freshman Kiante Enis from the program effective immediately," IU said in a statement.

Enis, who never even ended up playing for IU, is facing felony charges of child molestation, according to the Randolph (IN) County Sherrif’s Department.

Enis faces two counts of child molesting, a level three felony, for alleged sexual acts with a child 13 or younger.

Enis admitted to consensual sexual encounters on at least two occasions that occurred in Randolph County, the sherrif’s department said in a statement.

Child molesting is a Level 3 felony carrying up to 16 years in prison, the Muncie Star-Press reported.

Enis was arrested today.

Detectives were informed on Wednesday (Sept. 21) of a possible relationship between Enis and the child, interviewed Enis, he admitted to the encounters and he was arrested today, per the sheriff's department.

Enis has not played in Indiana’s first two games.

A three-star prospect from Winchester (IN) High School, Enis originally committed to Michigan. The 6-foot 2 nephew of former Penn State and NFL running back Curtis Enis later changed his college choice and enrolled at Indiana, where he moved from running back to wide receiver.

Enis was a high school football and track star, rushing for 2,393 yards and 35 touchdowns as a senior as well as finishing fourth in state in the 100.

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