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Prospect Garret Ross suspended indefinitely by Blackhawks

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks have suspended minor league prospect Garret Ross over accusations that he shared an image of a woman engaged in a sexual act without her consent.

Ross, 23, is a forward on the Rockford IceHogs, the Blackhawks' AHL affiliate. The Blackhawks issued a statement Wednesday saying they learned of the felony revenge porn charge against Ross on Saturday.

"At that time, we excused Garret from team activities pending our preliminary review of the matter," the Blackhawks said in their statement. "After further review, we have determined to suspend Garret indefinitely pending the outcome of the legal process. Because this is a pending legal proceeding, we will have no further comment at this time."

Ross, of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, was charged Feb. 2.

According to court records, a Sycamore, Illinois woman told authorities in September that she exchanged nude video and pictures with one of Ross' teammates before ending the relationship after learning he had a girlfriend.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.