Former Albany players plead guilty to rape

Updated: June 13, 2007, 3:08 PM ET
Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Two former Albany football players pleaded guilty Wednesday to raping a female student in a campus dorm room last fall.

Lorenzo Ashbourne of Smyrna, Ga., and Julius Harris of Riviera Beach, Fla., each pleaded guilty to a felony count of rape. They are scheduled to be sentenced in August to six months in the Albany County jail, 10 years probation and will be required to register as sex offenders.

Prosecutors said the two freshmen football players raped an intoxicated classmate in their room on the Albany campus in October. Both men were expelled from the university.

A rape charge against a third former Albany player, Charles Guadagno of Fallston, Md., is still pending.

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