McKINNEY, Texas — The teenage son of a major league outfielder was freed on bond from a Collin County jail Monday after he was arrested on child sex-assault charges.
On Monday, Prosper police arrested 17-year-old Darius McClinton-Hunter, whose father is Angels outfielder Torii Hunter.
McClinton-Hunter and 17-year-old Garrick White — along with two juveniles — face charges of sexual assault of a child following a month-long investigation.
A third juvenile is also being held for a charge of unlawful restraint of a child.
McClinton-Hunter walked out of the Collin County Jail in McKinney Monday without saying a word on the charges he is facing. Lawyer Todd Shapiro is representing Hunter.
"Of course, he says he's not guilty," Shapiro said. "He's certainly shaken; he's a 17-year-old kid; and the most important thing for us was getting him out of jail as quickly as possible, and we did. We posted his bond, and he's going home."
Police arrested the 17-year-old Prosper High School student and football player for allegedly sexually assaulting a teen.
McClinton-Hunter was apparently handcuffed near his home as he was on his way to school.
News 8 has learned the alleged victim is a 16-year-old girl, and that the incident happened off-campus.
"He's a very good student, a very good athlete," Shapiro said about his client. "He's got a lot going for him; he still does have a lot going for him, and he will have a lot going for him. It's just, as you can imagine, if you're a parent, very upsetting when your kid gets arrested."
Torii Hunter was placed on the Angels' restricted list Monday to deal with what the team would only say was a "personal matter." Hunter was expected to return to Texas to be with his son.
The four other teens arrested include 17-year-old Garrick White, also a student and football player at Prosper High. He remained behind bars late Monday night.
The names of the other suspects have not been released because they are minors.
Neither Prosper police nor the Prosper Independent School District have responded to questions about this case from News 8.
More charges are expected, and the investigation continues.