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3 High School Soccer Players Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teammates

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Charges have been filed against three teenage boy who were accused of sexually assaulting their teammates on their soccer team at La Puente High School.Two 17-year-olds and one 16-year-old in the case were each charged with one felony count of sexual penetration with a foreign object and one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon. The 17-year-olds were charged with four misdemeanor counts each of sexual battery and four misdemeanor counts of hazing. The 16-year-old was charged with two misdemeanor counts of hazing and two misdemeanor counts of sexual battery, according to a release from the District Attorney's office.

Four victims were cited in the petitions altogether, and early reports suggest that they were freshman who were named to the varsity team.

The names of the three accused boys are not being released because they are minors. They were taken into custody last month but later released to their parents.

All three are scheduled for arraignment in Pomona Juvenile Court on November 19. The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Special Victims Bureau.

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