SABINE PARISH, La. (LSP) - Eight students have been taken into custody in connection to a reported case of bullying and alleged sexual assault at Many High School, according to Louisiana State Police.
Many High School | Source: KSLA
The incident took place in late January and was reportedly recorded on video, according to multiple sources. The video shows the victim held down by other students and sodomized with an object. The recording of the alleged attack was posted on social media and went viral. Watching such a video is considered possession of child pornography and can lead to criminal charges.
As a result of their investigation, LSP obtained arrest warrants for seven juvenile students and one 18-year-old student.
The juvenile students were arrested for a variety of charges, which consisted of some or all of the following: sexual battery, second-degree kidnapping, and pornography involving juveniles.
The adult student, identified as Quacie Kerlegon by LSP, was arrested for sexual battery and second-degree kidnapping. He was booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center.
The investigation remains active and ongoing.
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