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Ray McDonald indicted; Niners' Ahmad Brooks charged

Former San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was indicted by a grand jury this week on one count of rape of an intoxicated person, the Santa Clara County (California) District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday. In addition, the county charged current 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks with misdemeanor sexual battery.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred Dec. 15, 2014, at McDonald's home. The separate assaults occurred the same evening against the same victim, according to the district attorney.

"The organization is aware that a misdemeanor charge has been filed against Ahmad Brooks stemming from a December 2014 matter," 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. "We take any charge against a member of this organization seriously and are in communication with the NFL. Ahmad is returning home to California and will not participate in Saturday's game."

Baalke added Thursday that "Ahmad is still a member of this team," but wouldn't speculate on his future with the club or when he could return.

"No decision has been made at this point in time," Baalke continued, per CSN Bay Area. "Obviously, this is a new development and we don't have enough information to make that type of decision in this point in time."

McDonald signed with the Chicago Bears in March, but was released after being arrested on charges of domestic violence and child endangerment in May. The grand jury declined to indict McDonald on the May charges.

McDonald faces a maximum of eight years in prison, while Brooks faces a maximum of six months in jail. Brooks remains on the 49ers' roster, which has experienced a number of setbacks this offseason.

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