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Walker Middle student accused in bullying incident released from probation

TAMPA — Sixteen-year-old Randall Moye, one of four students accused in a nationally publicized locker room bullying incident at Walker Middle School in 2009, put the last of his punishment behind him Tuesday.

Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Chet Tharpe terminated juvenile probation for Moye after nine months, based on a recommendation by the state Department of Juvenile Justice. Tharpe was told that Moye had completed his 100 community service hours and is doing well in school.

Assistant State Attorney Kim Hindman opposed an early end to probation, telling Tharpe the state already had shown leniency in exchange for Moye's testimony against the other boys. Moye had originally been charged with four counts of adult felony sexual battery.

In May 2009, a student told authorities that two boys had used a broom handle and hockey stick to assault him while Moye and another boy held him down. But defense attorneys said two medical exams showed no signs of sexual assault.

All the other defendants have been punished. Lee Louis Myers, 15, entered a pretrial intervention program. Diemante Roberts, 16, and Raymond Price-Murray, 15, accepted plea deals for felony battery charges, each receiving five years of adult probation. None were labeled sex offenders.

Walker Middle student accused in bullying incident released from probation 07/19/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 11:22pm]
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