Jalen McDaniels facing civil suit following allegations involving sex videos


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Then-redshirt freshman forward Jalen McDaniels eyes the basket during the Aztecs’ 94-56 victory over UNLV on Feb. 17 at Viejas Arena.

by Abraham Jewett, Sports Editor

Men’s basketball sophomore forward Jalen McDaniels is being taken to court for an alleged 2016 incident that occurred while he was a student at Federal Way High School in Federal Way, Wash., according to reporting by the San Diego Union-Tribune.

A civil suit was filed in King County Superior Court on Wednesday on behalf of a woman who alleges that McDaniels filmed and shared a video of her performing a sex act when they were both seniors at the school, according to the same report.

The Union-Tribune reported that the attorney representing the alleged victim also plans to file an additional invasion of privacy suit next week against McDaniels and the school district regarding an alleged incident from around the same time involving another female former student at Federal Way High.

McDaniels is alleged to have filmed one of the women performing a sex act on him in a car, as well as a video of the other woman performing a sex act on a teammate in a closet, according to the Union-Tribune.

In both cases, the women claim that McDaniels circulated the videos to his teammates on his phone.

The report states that Federal Way police recommended last month that McDaniels be charged with two counts of voyeurism, but the King County prosecutor overseeing the case decided not to press charges.

McDaniels, second on the team in scoring with 14.9 points per game this season, is in his third year on the Mesa, after redshirting his true freshman season in 2016.

It is unclear at this time if the team will take any disciplinary action against McDaniels.

SDSU officials told the Union-Tribune that they will comment on the matter later today.

This breaking news story will be updated as more information becomes available.