BLOOMINGTON -- An Illinois State University basketball player has been dismissed from the university following his guilty plea and sentencing to three years probation Wednesday on criminal sexual abuse charges involving a teenage girl.
Bobby Hill, 22, was accused of having sexual contact at his apartment with a girl he met at an ISU event. The victim was under the age of 16 at the time, according to prosecutors. Dismissed in the plea agreement was a charge of criminal sexual assault.
The university announced Hill's dismissal in a press release after the court appearance. The player was suspended indefinitely from the team in March.
In addition to the probation term, Hill must complete sex offender treatment and pay a $500 fine. He must also register as a sex offender. A 180-day jail term was stayed pending his compliance with probation terms.
Without the plea agreement, Hill faced a prison term of three to seven years on the Class 2 felony and fines up to $25,000.
The 6-foot-6 player has not played the last two seasons because of injury.