ALAMEDA (CBS / AP) — A high school water polo player in the Bay Area has been accused of sexually assaulting an opposing player during a game.

The Alameda Police Department says they have opened a criminal investigation after multiple Encinal High School players accused a Berkeley High School team member of behaving inappropriately in the water during an Oct. 11 game.

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Berkeley Unified School District spokesman Charles Burress declined to comment on the investigation.

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This is the second time in less than a year that a Bay Area high school water polo game has led to a criminal investigation. Last year, a boy playing for Acalanes High in Lafayette broke the nose of an opponent during a game and was charged with felony assault and battery.

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