October 24, 2014

Lawyers push for dismissal in underage sex case involving two former Lincoln hockey players (AUDIO)

Former Lincoln Stars players

Former Lincoln Stars players Thomas Carey and Brandon Smith.

Lawyers for Thomas Carey and Brandon Smith, two former Lincoln Star hockey players accused of having sex with a 15-year old girl, are calling the alleged victim a “sexual predator,” and are asking the judge to dismiss the case.  Attorneys Joseph Friedberg and Jade Rosenfeldt say the girl proudly call herself a “Puck Slut,” and they claim she was competing with an Iowa woman to have sex with players on every team in the USHL.

Carey and Smith, both 19, are charged with using a minor in a sexual performance, possession of child pornography and distributing child pornography.  Prosecutors say the video was made in a Moorhead motel room, when the Stars hockey team was on a road trip to play the Fargo Force in February of 2014.  That video allegedly made its way around other locker rooms across the league.

Clay County attorney Brian Melton says the defense’s claims are outrageous.

Attorney Rosenfeldt is surpised by the accusations  made by Melton.

Melton says that Rosenfeldt is a “highly paid hatchet woman,” using whatever she can to discredit the victim’s claims.  Friedberg responded to Melton by saying he was surprised the country attorney would “stoop” to calling names.

Jerry Oster, WNAX, contributed to this article.

Hockey player accused of making sex video with minor appears in court

Nineteen year old Thomas Carey, a member of the Lincoln Stars hockey team accused of using a minor to make a sex video in Moorhead, MN., appeared in court on Thursday.

Carey is charged with using a minor in a sexual performance, possession of child pornography and distributing child pornography.  Prosecutors say Carey and nineteen-year old teammate Brandon Smith made the video in a Moorhead motel during a road trip this past February.

Defense attorney Bruce Quick says when the facts come out, the perception of the case will be “vastly different.”  Carey was released without bond on the condition that he avoids contact with the victim and makes future court appearances.

 

Lincoln Stars hockey players charged with making sex tape

Brandon Smith (L) and Thomas Carey (R), will be charged for making a sex tape with a minor (photo/LincolnStars.com)

Brandon Smith (L) and Thomas Carey (R), will be charged for making a sex tape with a minor (photo/LincolnStars.com)

Two members of the Lincoln Stars hockey team are facing felony charges in Moorhead, Minnesota, for allegedly making a sex video with a 15-year old girl.

19-year olds Thomas Carey and Brandon Smith are each charged with using a minor in a sexual performance, possession of child pornography and dissemination of child pornography.

The video was made in a Moorhead motel room in February when the team was visiting to the play the Fargo Force.

Clay County Attorney Brian Melton says a cell phone video circulated among an unknown number of USHL hockey players.  Carey and Smith will be expected to turn themselves in before their first court appearance.

Smith was a forward on the Stars hockey team from Castaic, CA.  Carey was also a forward on the team with Moorhead listed as his hometown.

Smith played in 58 games and was the team’s fourth leading scorer.  Carey appeared in 38 games.

(Thanks to Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton)

Two Lincoln hockey players involved in a criminal sexual conduct investigation

Two members of the Lincoln Stars hockey team are involved in a criminal sexual conduct investigation in Moorhead, MN. Court documents say the 18-year old players had sex with a 15-year old girl in a Moorhead hotel room on Feb. 15, when the team was in two to play the Fargo Force.

A search warrant affidavit says one of the players took a ten-second video of the encounter and it has circulated to other teams within the league.

Police LT. Tory Jacobson said on Feb. 22, their department received a complaint call from an adult parent that reported the misconduct.

The Lincoln Stars are a member of the United States Hockey League.

Lincoln Stars center drafted by Blackhawks

The NHL held its draft on Sunday. Luke Johnson, a center who played the last two seasons with the Lincoln Stars was drafted by the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in the fifth round. Johnson scored 39 goals and 101 points in 112 games with the Stars.