Mike Whitehead Pleads "No Contest" In Sexual Assault Case
By MATT MOLGAARD
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
For those who somehow missed the news, former â€œThe Ultimate Fighterâ€ contestant, Mike Whitehead was arrested for sexually assaulting a female friend after hosting a barbeque at his home last April. Whitehead reportedly invited the victim and her friend to stay the night after becoming too intoxicated to drive; once the pair had passed out, he allegedly removed the clothes of one of the women and began having sexual intercourse with her while fondling the other unconscious female. The victim awoke and ordered him to stop, however he continued his assault for several more minutes.
According to the Las Vegas Sun, Whitehead entered a Clark County, NV courtroom on Friday and, after a meeting with his legal representation and the Clark County District Attorneyâ€™s office, offered forth a no contest plea. According to his attorney, William Terry, under terms of the agreement, Whitehead will unconditionally waive his right to the preliminary hearing initially scheduled.
Whitehead was initially arrested on charges of sexual assault, attempted sexual assault and open and gross lewdness.
"Iron" Mike will be arraigned on September 12th, when heâ€™ll plead guilty to one felony count of a lesser charge of attempted sexual assault.
Under the agreement made with the Clark County District Attorneyâ€™s office, no recommendation on sentencing will be made, assuming that Whitehead receives a satisfactory psycho-sexual report prior to sentencing.
Curiously enough, no charges have been brought forth for the marijuana found in Whitehead_s home at the time of the arrest. A growth operation was discovered when police responded to the initial report, in which Whitehead was said to be harvesting over 40 marijuana plants.
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