5 Florida high school students accused of sexual assault

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Posted: Jan 26, 2018 8:11 AM

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Five Florida high school students are accused of raping a 13-year-old girl.

The Bradenton Herald reports four of the students were arrested Tuesday and were charged with sexual battery, a first-degree felony. The fifth student hasn't been located. They ranged in age from 15 to 18.

According to a probable cause affidavit, the girl snuck out of her house on Aug. 18 to meet up with one of the boys to watch Netflix. A short time later the four other boys arrived.

The girl said she heard the boys talking about her age. She told investigators that one by one, the teens raped her.

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office began investigating Jan. 18 after the girl disclosed she had been attacked.