Kobe Bryant Documents

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A handful of documents in the case against Kobe Bryant were made public Wednesday.

They include an arrest warrant which shows authorities suspected him of false imprisonment, a misdemeanor, as well as sexual assault.

Experts say prosecutors often don't bother charging a rape suspect with false imprisonment for fear jurors will convict on the less serious charge instead of sexual assault.

The documents contain few other details about the case against the NBA superstar.

Bryant is charged with raping a 19-year-old employee at a resort near Edwards where he was a guest on June 30. He has said the two had consensual sex and an Oct. 9 hearing will determine whether the case will go to trial.

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