A 15-year-old New Jersey girl has claimed that at least three teenagers sexually assaulted her one June 21.
Now, four teens are facing sexual assault charges. Craig Howe, 18, Justin Draper, 18, and Ashari Wilson, 18, of Elmwood Park, have all been charged. A 17-year-old suspect, who has not yet been identified, has also been charged.
Prosecutors have said that the four teens not only attacked the severely intoxicated girl, but also showed a video of the assault to their friends.
According to NJ.com, the girl’s parents discovered their unconscious daughter on the front lawn of their Elmwood Park home.
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They brought her to the hospital, where they reportedly discovered that her blood alcohol level was 0.27, three times the legal limit.
The unidentified girl told police that the 17-year-old male told her they had had sex on the night of the alleged attack. Although she later told police that she had no memory of this claim, she said that she saw a video of multiple men sexually assaulting her while she was intoxicated.
Prosecutors said that Draper, Howe and the 17-year-old penetrated the girl as Wilson filmed it on an iPhone.
The video has been added to the evidence against them.
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Draper and Howe are currently being held in Bergen County Jail on $150,000 bail. Each faces one count of aggravated sexual assault.
Wilson, too, is being held in Bergen County Jail. He is held on $200,000 bail and faces charges of manufacturing child pornography, endangering the welfare of a minor, hindering apprehension, invasion of privacy and possession of child pornography.
As Daily Mail reports, the 17-year-old has been charged with a juvenile complaint of aggravated sexual assault, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.
Police have stated that the site of the alleged attack is the residence of Howe and Wilson.
(Justin Draper and Craig Howe)