Teen Rape Suspect Wants To Be Tried As An Adult

Cameron Harrison
Cameron Harrison does not want youthful offender status.

BAY MINETTE, AL- In a move that’s surprised many, teen rape suspect Cameron Harrison wants to be tried as an adult.

On Friday, the former Spanish Fort High football star filed a motion to withdraw his youthful offender application.

If the motion is granted, rather than face minimal jail time and adjudication if convicted as a juvenile, Harrison could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted as an adult.

In a youthful offender trial, the case is sealed and is only heard by a judge. In an adult rape trial, the case is heard by a 12-member grand jury. Harrison’s attorney says a jury trial is the only way his client can publicly clear his name of what he calls false accusations.

Harrison is accused of raping a former classmate at a party in the fall of 2015. A grand jury indicted Harrison for 1st degree rape earlier this year.

A judge is expected to rule on the motion this week.

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