Los Angeles Times

NBA player faces charges in attack on his girlfriend

Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges also accused of child abuse, L.A. County prosecutor­s say.

- By James Queally

NBA player Miles Bridges was charged Tuesday with multiple counts of domestic violence and child abuse after an attack on his girlfriend last month, prosecutor­s said.

Bridges, 24, was charged with two counts of child abuse and one count of domestic violence for attacking his girlfriend, stemming from an incident in late June, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Bridges surrendere­d to Los Angeles police last month and is scheduled to be arraigned at the Airport Courthouse on Wednesday.

Prosecutor­s allege that Bridges, the starting power forward for the Charlotte Hornets, caused great bodily injury to his girlfriend.

It was unclear Tuesday what the child abuse counts stemmed from. Prosecutor­s said children were present during the assault.

The district attorney’s office did not respond to requests for comment or provide a copy of the criminal complaint against Bridges.

The attack on Bridges’ girlfriend happened on June 27 or 28, according to the district attorney’s office. She and Bridges have two children together, prosecutor­s said in the statement.

It was not immediatel­y clear who Bridges’ defense attorney was. Bridges was last released from custody in lieu of $130,000 bail.

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