Canadian Football League

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Former Canadian Football League player indicted on rape charges

A former NFL running back was indicted yesterday on multiple rape charges involving a 12-year-old girl.
John L. Harvey, 38, of 6 Dunlap Court in the village was accused of having sex multiple times with the girl, who was not related to him.
A grand jury yesterday indicted Harvey on six counts of first-degree rape and one count each of first-degree criminal sexual act and second-degree sexual abuse. He also was charged with a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child.
The indictment came on the day Harvey, who played three years of professional football, was set to appear in Justice Court for a preliminary felony hearing.
Such hearings are held prior to an indictment to determine whether the prosecution has enough evidence for a judge to set bail for a suspect.
The indictment cancelled the hearing and moved Harvey's case to County Court. He has not entered a plea to the charges.
He was being held in the county jail in New City on $25,000 bail.
Orangetown police arrested Harvey last week on a warrant issued in Spring Valley. He was arrested on Franklin Avenue in Nyack.
Harvey has friends and relatives living in Nyack from his days of playing football for Spring Valley High School. Harvey graduated from high school with all-Rockland and all-state honors as a running back. At the time, he was Rockland County's career rushing leader with 3,118 yards, from 1982 to 1984.
Harvey went on to play college football with the University of Texas-El Paso and was drafted by the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
After one season with the Bucs in 1990, he signed a two-year contract in February 1992 to play football for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.


Post a Comment

<< Home