Three 16-year-old Pennsylvania football players have been charged as adults with the rape of a 14-year-old girl.
Kelvin J. Mercedes, Andrew R. Miller and Daishon M. Richardson were arrested without incident and charged with rape — coercion, involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, unlawful restraint and terrorist threats, reports the York Daily Record.
Police in York County, Pennsylvania, have pursued the case after a two-month investigation. The three students posted bail and are due to appear in court in January.
The 14-year-old went to hospital and said she was sexually assaulted while leaving the local carnival.
She went to the event that evening to meet up with friends, she told police, who questioned her a few days later.
As she and her group walked around, the three football players from Central York High School reportedly followed. At one point they told her they wanted to show her something and led her to a nearby parking lot, where Mercedes pointed a gun at her and forced them to perform oral sex on all three of them, the victim told police, according to WTSP.
She said she was cooperating out of fear they would kill her.
Later, high school juniors allegedly took her to a neighbor’s backyard, pushed her down, and forcibly had sex with her. An unidentified person reportedly drove her back to the carnival and she had a relative take her to the hospital to have a rape kit made.
The victim said she later received text messages from the suspects. Miller reportedly texted her a photo of the gun and told her it was beautiful, and she said Richardson told her to stop lying.
She told officers she believed the college athletes took video of the alleged attack because she saw the light from a phone. Authorities confiscated the suspects’ phones but found no video of the incident.
School officials were unsure if the suspects would return to school once classes resume after the holidays.
“Law enforcement officials have advised that this is a non-school related issue and as such we have no comment on the ongoing police investigation,” school district communications director Julie Randall Romig told WTSP in an email. “At no time were any students, faculty or staff on school property at risk as a result of this non-school related incident.”
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