VCU soccer players serving 10 days in jail

Matt Leonard
Online Content Editor

Then Freshmen soccer players (from left to right) Finnlay Wyatt, Donovan Arias and Bobby Hopper are facing jail time and heavy fines for capturing a nonconsenting minor in the nude on tape. Photos courtesy of VCU Athletics and Richmond PD.
Then Freshmen soccer players (from left to right) Finnlay Wyatt, Donovan Arias and Bobby Hopper are facing jail time and heavy fines for capturing a nonconsenting minor in the nude on tape. Photos courtesy of VCU Athletics and Richmond PD.

A ten day jail sentence began on Wednesday for three former VCU soccer players who pled guilty to the unlawful filming of a minor.

Donovan Arias, Finnlay Wyatt and Bobby Hopper were all given a 150 day jail sentence with 140 days suspended for two years. The conditions of the suspension are 100 hours of community service and they must abide by “the laws of the Commonwealth, her sister states and the federal government,” as stated in court documents.

A MacBook computer which belonged to Bobby Hopper will be physically destroyed by the VCU police department along with a 4 GB Micro-SD card. The defendant’s iPhones will be reset to factory settings.

The three will spend their jail sentence in the Richmond city jail.

Before the trial Arias was given an order to take part in pretrial monitoring with the Division of Adult Programs where he was subject to substance abuse testing.

All of the defendants were told not to contact the victim prior to their sentencing.

The students were freshmen at the time of their indictment last February when they were charged with class-six felony charges for taking nude photos of a 17-year-old while at a party Nov. 2 2013. The students were dismissed from the team last year after the initial incident.

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