Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Five underage winter springs high football players are charged with gang rape

Seminole County prosecutors have charged five under-age Winter Springs High football players with gang rape.
Two are now being prosecuted as adults.
Three will be prosecuted as juveniles. Those three are scheduled to be in juvenile court Tuesday for arraignment. The other two may appear in adult court.
A sixth suspect who is the only adult, 18-year-old Torreano Batton has not been charged. He's due back in adult court Tuesday for his arraignment.
In his case, prosecutors are expected to ask Circuit Judge Donna McIntosh for more time to make a charging decision.
All six were arrested after a 16-year-old girl told police she was sexually assaulted by each of them on Nov. 13 in a patch of woods near Winter Springs High School, in Winter Springs, northeast of Orlando.
She was raped by three of them as she walked from the high school to a nearby McDonald's, she said, and was raped again on her way back when two of those boys caught up with her and pulled her into the woods, where others were waiting, according to the arrest report.
The girl video-recorded part of what happened on her iPod. According to a police report, her recording shows the boys asking her to perform sex acts, her telling them, "No," and saying she wants to go back to school.
The males are circling her and appear to be trying to intimidate her into performing the acts and keeping her from leaving," according to the report.
On the recording they can also be heard telling her to succumb because it was the 17th birthday of one of the suspects.