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.