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Mar 19, 2013 9:02 AM by AP

Ex-LSU RB Charles Scott's trial starts Tuesday

GONZALES, La. (AP) - The sexual battery trial of former LSU running back Charles Scott is scheduled to begin Tuesday in state district court in Ascension Parish.

Scott was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail in November 2011 after allegedly raping an 18-year-old woman at his Prairieville home. The now-24-year-old was arraigned later on the lesser charge of sexual battery instead of the crime of simple rape he originally was accused of committing. In February 2012, Scott pleaded not guilty.

The case will be heard by District Judge Jessie LeBlanc, who has waived Scott's right to a jury trial at the request of the defense. The Advocate reports, as a result, the trial could be completed in as little as two days.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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