FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police arrested a former NBA player, Monday, for allegedly breaking into two Pembroke Pines homes and sexually harassing two women.
Orien Greene once had a promising professional basketball career, but now he’s defending himself on a different kind of court after, Pembroke Pines Police said, he walked into unlocked homes before inappropriately touching two women.
The 34-year-old later faced a judge at the Broward County courthouse on Monday.
Police said Greene admitted to entering the houses of two different women, who are now in fear for their life and wish to prosecute.
He is charged with two counts of felony and burglary and misdemeanor battery.
Police said both women were sleeping at the time of the intrusion. One of the women Greene violated, police said, cried out, startling Greene. He then ran to his girlfriend’s house, which is located in the same neighborhood as that victim, near Pembroke Falls Boulevard and Flamingo West Drive.
Those who live in the neighborhood have been left rattled by the situation. “It’s ridiculous because I feel bad. We even pay for our guards and everything,” said one neighbor. “I’m sorry to say that, but if it’s like that, how can we feel safe anymore? It’s really scary.”
Greene attended the University of Florida and played in the NBA with the Boston Celtics after being drafted in 2005. He was later suspended and waived from the team.
After leaving the Celtics, he signed with the Indiana Pacers. He has since been playing for various international teams.
Greene is being held on $30,000 bond. After paying his bond, he has to wear an ankle monitor.
The judge also ordered Greene to not have any contact with the two alleged victims.
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