MEPHAM STUDENT CHARGED
Newsday/Matthew Chayes and John Valenti
Antoine Saunders, an 18 year old junior at Mepham High School, pleaded notguilty Friday to a misdemeanor charge that he inappropriately touched a younger student in a lockerroom as their team was showering. Saunders, of Bellmore, was arrested Thursday. Policesay the older student touched the boy, 14, after pushing him into a locker for the purpose ofdegrading him during an after-school activity. After pleading not guilty Friday to amisdemeanor forcible touching charge, Saunders was ordered released without bail on the conditionthat he have no contact with the accuser.