Former Mercyhurst students face trial on sexual assault charges

Two former Mercyhurst College male freshman hockey players, Kyle Just and Jordan Tibbett, will face a trial later this year on sexual assault charges involving a Mercyhurst student.

The two went before District Magistrate Joseph Lefaiver May 4 for a preliminary hearing.

At the hearing, a freshman female from Mercyhurst testified in Erie County Central Court that Tibbett and Just made sexual contact with her after she told them “this is bad” and “stop” when she was at Tibbett’s apartment on Nov. 14.

Following testimony, Lefaiver ruled that Just and Tibbett must stand trial against the charges of sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and indecent assault.

Their trial is not yet scheduled, but an aide from Lefaiver‘s office said that typically trials take place three or four months after the preliminary hearing.

Tibbett and Just are both out on an unsecured bail of $10,000.