Nathaniel Thomas pleads not guilty in Hamilton High hazing case

Posted at 10:23 AM, Apr 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-13 14:08:12-04

A Hamilton High School football player accused of hazing pled not guilty to multiple charges Thursday. 

Nathaniel Thomas, 17 -- who is being charged as an adult, -- faces nine charges including sexual assault, aggravated assault, kidnapping, and child molestation in connection with an alleged hazing incident at the high school.  

Authorities say the alleged crimes happened in the school's locker room between September 2015 and January 2017. 

There were four victims under the age of 15 at the time of the incidents, according to court paperwork.

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Two other 16-year-old players were arrested in the hazing case. 

On April 6 Thomas was released from jail after posting a $25,000 bond

The school's football coach has also been "reassigned to home" during the ongoing hazing investigation. 

Thomas' next court date is May 25.