MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The star quarterback of last season’s state champion Martinsburg High football team awaits a preliminary hearing after being charged this week with a felony in connection with videos found on his cell phone.
Martinsburg police allege Malique Watkins, 18, of Martinsburg, had three videos on his phone that showed a 19-year-old girl engaging in sexual activity with a 17-year-old.
Police took the iPhone in late November for forensic testing. Investigators said the videos were taken on Oct. 27, 2013. He was charged Monday.
Watkins led the Martinsburg High School Bulldogs to their fourth straight AAA title last December. He has signed a letter of intent to play at Fairmont State University. He is free on $15,000 bail awaiting a March 26 preliminary hearing. He is charged with one count of of possessing sexually explicit material involving a juvenile.
Another former Martinsburg High quarterback, Cookie Clinton, was indicted last month on a number of felony charges in separate cases.