Three Pennsylvania high school football players have been charged as adults after being accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl, as reported by Raw Story.
Kelvin J. Mercedes, Andrew R. Miller and Daishon M. Richardson, all 16, are accused of sexually assaulting the unnamed girl at gunpoint outside of a fair.
The three, who all attend Central York High School, have been charged with rape, forcible compulsion, involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, unlawful restraint and terroristic threats.
The alleged assault occurred on September 17 ,and the arrests come after a lengthy investigation by the West York Police Department and the York County District Attorney’s Office, as reported by York Daily Record.
The alleged victim told police that she knew the teens and that she noticed them following her around the fairgrounds. Eventually, she said, the suspects approached her and asked to show her something in a nearby parking lot. That is when they allegedly pulled a gun and forced her to perform sex acts on each of them, later pulling her to a second location to perform even more sex acts.
The victim also told authorities that the suspects filmed her while holding her down and assaulting her. She said she saw the light of a cell phone camera during the attack, though investigators have yet to find evidence of these recordings.
West York Police Detective Michael Mendez Sr. told the court that the gun has yet to be found but has been spotted on social media, proving its link to the three suspects.
A hearing has been scheduled for January 11. In the meantime, each teenager has been released on $25,000 bail. School board president Eric Wolfgang has yet to decide if the three will be allowed back on school grounds as they await trial.
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