Ten Pennsylvania H.S. college students have been charged … after a month-long investigation into hazing and sexual assault allegations involving the varsity’s soccer crew.
As we previously reported, Middletown Space Excessive College’s soccer season was canceled in August after a number of mobile phone movies surfaced that appeared to point out severe hazing incidents on the college.
The Superintendent of MAHS stated the footage was “disturbing and upsetting.” Different officers stated one of many movies confirmed two gamers restraining a gaggle of scholars whereas poking two boys with a muscle remedy gun and different athletic gear within the turf room.
Decrease Swatara Township Police and the Prison Investigation Division of the District Lawyer’s Workplace in Dauphin County opened an investigation … and on Wednesday, Dauphin County District Lawyer Francis T. Chardo introduced they’re charging 10 college students within the case.
“Two college students, each seventeen years of age, have been charged with a number of counts of felony try to commit involuntary deviate sexual activity, indecent assault, illegal restraint, easy assault, and hazing,” Chardo stated in a press release.
The opposite college students have been charged with varied offenses from illegal restraint, easy assault, hazing, and violating hazing statute.
Officers say the circumstances will likely be dealt with by way of the juvenile system.
In keeping with officers, the investigation revealed that six student-athletes — ages starting from 14 to 17 — have been victims within the case … however there might be extra.
“As many as six different college students might have been assaulted however they’ve been reluctant to cooperate with the police,” Chardo stated.
Police say they’ll proceed to research … and are urging anybody with data to name the Dauphin County detectives at 717-780-6200.