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Singleton arraignment delayed, still held without bail for probation

The arraignment of Tyler Singleton, a former Claremont High School football star arrested for alleged date rape, has been postponed until July 17, according the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office. It was originally scheduled to take place at Pomona Valley Superior Court last Wednesday, June 20.

Mr. Singleton was arrested in late April on 2 counts of suspected date rape relating to an occurrence reported in September 2011. An 18-year-old female came forward accusing Mr. Singleton of sexually assaulting her. Preliminary investigation including evidentiary items and a sexual assault kit revealed the presence of Mr. Singleton’s DNA, according to Claremont Police Detective James Hughes.

Mr. Singleton is currently on probation for a previous statutory rape offense that had him sentenced to 180 days in jail in 2010. He pleaded no contest to the 2010 charges.

The Pomona resident first made news in Claremont as the former starting running back for the CHS football team. Transferring to CHS midway through his freshman year, Mr. Singleton became the leading rusher in the Baseline League during the 2008-09 season and was twice named to the All-Baseline League.

Mr. Singleton is being held without bail because he is already on probation, according to Det. Hughes.

—Beth Hartnett

news@claremont-courier.com

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