Devin Cole Pleads Guilty to Assault and Sexual Harassment Charges


Devin Cole. Photo property of the Palace Fighting Championship.

International Fight League veteran Devin Cole has reportedly pleaded guilty to charges of assault and sexual harassment following a June 15 arrest outside of a Medford, Oregon bar. Cole now faces 60 days in jail and mandatory fines to cover the female victim’s medical and legal fees

According to Sherdog.com, Cole and the victim, who was an acquaintance of his, left the bar to find an area where they could spend some time by themselves when she collided with a board outside. The Medford Police Department stated that Cole touched the victim in a “sexual manner against her will” after she sustained the injury.

Cole was originally charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration but those charges were reduced after he chose to enter into a plea agreement.

Sporting a professional record of 8-6, Cole has seen mild success since entering the world of mixed martial arts in 2005, racking up wins over Bryan Vetell, Travis Wiuff, and Mike Kyle. After being released from the IFL following four defeats in five fights, Cole signed on with the California-based Palace Fighting Championship where he most recently scored a first-round TKO of Vince Lucero last month.

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