Four footballers charged with sexual assault and voyeurism


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Four professional footballers have been charged with sexual assault and voyeurism.

Three Brighton players and one Bournemouth player were arrested in January after a woman made an allegation of sexual assault in Brighton on July 17 last year.

Sussex Police said George Barker, 20, of Highview Avenue North, Brighton, Lewis Dunk, 20, of Woodbourne Avenue, Brighton, and Anton Rodgers, 19, of Highview Avenue North, Brighton, who all play for Brighton, and former team-mate Steve Cook, 21, of Perth Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, who now plays for Bournemouth, have all been bailed to appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court on May 11.

They are all charged with one count each of sexual assault and one of voyeurism.

A 19-year-old man, from Brighton, arrested on suspicion of sexual assault at the same time, has been advised that no further action will be taken against him, the force added.

Police arrested the players from npower Championship side Brighton and one from League One side Bournemouth early on January 19.