Six teenage boys have been arrested in connection with the gang rape of a female student from their high school.
Torreano Batton, 18; Tywuan Johnson, 17; Josea Sims, 17; Deoante Stewart, 17; Marquis Pierre, 16; and Tobert Alexander, 16; allegedly gang raped a 16-year-old female student in a wooded area near Winter Springs High School in Central Florida after school let out.
All of the boys are students at Winter Springs High School, as is the victim.
The boys have been arrested on charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment. The five underage boys will be held in juvenile detention until at least December. Batton was ordered to be held at the Seminole County jail without bond, reports New York Daily News.
The arrest report states that the victim was with Batton on their way to get something to eat, and Johnson and Pierre joined them. They went through the woods as a short-cut. The boys then allegedly demanded she perform sexual acts on them, refusing to let her go until she did. She claims they forced her to perform sexual acts on them while two of them had sexual intercourse with her.
She told her mother about the attack and police were then notified.
Part of the attack was recorded by the victim on her iPod. The video reportedly shows several black males asking for sex in the woods, reports WKMG.
Police claim you can clearly hear the victim say, “No,” and, “I want to go back to school.”
"Prior to making these arrests, the Winter Springs Police Department painstakingly processed relevant facts, evidence and conducted interviews with several people to determine that solid and proper charges were filed against those allegedly responsible for this crime," police said in a statement.
Dr. Mickey Reynolds, the principal of Winter Springs High School, released a letter to the school’s website stating, “If any WSHS students are arrested and charged with a crime, we will react swiftly in accordance with our district discipline policy.”
Due to rules regarding student confidentiality, information as to what action may be taken by the school is unknown.