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VCU basketball star Mo Alie-Cox appears in court, accuser does not

Posted at 7:47 AM, May 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-20 12:51:32-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- VCU basketball player Mo Alie-Cox appeared in court  Wednesday morning on assault and battery charges. A trial date was set for June 15.

On April 30, a woman accused Alie-Cox of punching her during an argument at Society Nightclub in Richmond's Shockoe Slip.  The woman reported in incident three weeks after it happened. The accuser did not appear in court.

The delay in reporting raised questions for WTVR CBS 6 legal analyst Todd Stone.

"Her waiting 19 days means that if she did have injuries and did not take pictures you are going to question whether or not she had the injuries," Stone said. He added unless there was strong evidence, prosecutors could ask the woman to drop charges. If charges were not dropped and the case goes to trial, Alie-Cox could face up to 12 months in jail, according to Stone.