3 teens charged in St. Michael’s College sex assault case plead guilty
Three teenagers charged in the St. Michael’s College School sexual assault case have pleaded guilty to one count of sexual assault with a weapon, and one count of assault with a weapon. One of the teens pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography.
Police initiated investigation in November and uncovered eight alleged incidents involving students at the school. Officials with the sex crime unit laid charges in three of those and said two victims were involved. While very little about the allegations are revealed, two police sources have said one of the alleged incidents involved a group of students on a football team pinning down another student and allegedly sexually assaulting him with a broom handle.
Authorities and the school said videos of the alleged incidents were circulated by students and came to the attention of senior staff of the school. Investigators said the school did not contact them about the allegations, but they found out through media seeking further information.
Seven students from school were expelled from school after sexual assault allegations did the rounds. Top two school officials also resigned after the scandal broke.