DENVER -- Prosecutors in the Kobe Bryant sexual assault case
have filed a motion asking a judge to order the NBA star undergo
testing for the virus that causes AIDS, a television station
The motion was filed under seal and the judge has not ruled,
KCNC-TV in Denver reported Tuesday night, citing unnamed sources.
Neither the district attorney's spokeswoman nor Bryant's
attorney returned telephone messages from The Associated Press late
Bryant, 25, is accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old
woman on June 30 at an Edwards hotel where she worked and he was a
guest. He has said they had consensual sex.
Colorado law requires anyone charged with a crime involving
sexual penetration to be tested for HIV if the suspect is ordered
to stand trial after a preliminary hearing.
HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, causes AIDS.
Bryant has been ordered to stand trial on a charge of sexual
assault. He faces four years to life in prison or 20 years to life
on probation if convicted.
Bryant is free on $25,000 bond.
His next scheduled court appearances is a hearing on Dec. 19 in
Eagle. No trial date has been set.