Two men are accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year old while they were members of a junior hockey team in Quebec.
One of the men is Noah Corson, a forward with the ECHL’s Adirondack Thunder and the son of former NHL player Shayne Corson.
The other player was a minor at the time and has pleaded guilty. He cannot be named.
According to court documents, the alleged sexual assault took place between Oct. 1, 2016, and Jan. 1, 2017, in Drummondville, Que.
Corson has waived his preliminary hearing and is scheduled to appear at the Drummondville courthouse in June. He has not yet entered a plea.
Radio Canada reported that the alleged victim did not know Corson nor the other Voltigeurs player before meeting them on the evening of the alleged assault. She had been dating a third young man for a few weeks, Radio Canada reported.
After spending part of the evening in a restaurant, the woman and three men moved to the alleged victim’s home where she was allegedly sexually assaulted while one of the defendants recorded a video using his cellphone, Radio Canada reported, adding that the woman later recognized the hockey players when she attended a Voltigeurs game and saw photos of the players on the arena wall.
Corson was signed to the Utica Comets in August 2022, but the team says it’s aware of the allegations and he won’t be playing with them any time soon.
“Corson’s agent has informed the organization that Noah will be taking an indefinite leave of absence, effective immediately,” said Comets spokesperson Jason Shaya in a statement.