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Report: 4 teenage boys charged with felony sex crimes after 2 girls allegedly raped at drinking party

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EVERETT, Wash. — Four teenage boys have been charged with felony sex crimes after two drunken girls were allegedly raped at a party during the summer, Snohomish County prosecutors say.

The Everett Herald reports that a 17-year-old boy is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in the back of his pickup truck and that a second girl, 16, was assaulted by three other teenage party-goers.

According to the Herald, deputy prosecutor Laura Twitchell recently charged the teens with indecent liberties, but the charging documents allege that the suspects engaged in sexual intercourse and committed the more serious crime of second-degree rape.

The teens have pleaded not guilty and were released on personal recognizance, the news site said.

County sheriff’s deputies were called to a house party at about 1 a.m. July 19, 2014, after receiving a report that a girl had been sexually assaulted. While there, they learned that another girl had sexually assaulted, too.

The 15-year-old girl allegedly assaulted in the  pickup told investigators she had been drinking vodka and smoking marijuana at the party before she passed out. She said the boy accused of sexually assaulting her is an acquaintance but she didn’t consent to sex.

A 16-year-old girl told police she was raped by three boys while they were in a tree house at the same party. Witnesses told police the girl was so drunk that she was incoherent, unable to dress herself or stand up. She had to be carried down from the three and driven to a hospital.

Of the three boys, one was 16 and two were 17 at the time. All three allegedly admitted that they had some form of sexual contact with the girl, a prosecutor wrote, according to the Herald. One boy reportedly admitted he took photos of the girl in the tree house.

Detectives learned that a video of the events in the treehouse may have been posted to Snapchat, a social media site that allows users to share but deletes images after a short time.

Police said the homeowners were not present at the time of the party and they are not expected to face criminal charges, the Herald reported.

 

 

 

 

 

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7 comments

  • Kit

    Seems to be a lot of problems in Snohomish County. Didn’t they just find a dead girl near Lake Stevens and the murders at Marysville High. Every month the police are finding auto chop shops. What a mess.

  • Paul&Kathy

    I am thinking the boys were smoking “legal” pot at the party also. Drink and pot are a deadly combination.
    Too bad the liberals legalized it.

    • Learn2Read

      Actually the article said the 15 year old did just that: “The 15-year-old girl allegedly assaulted in the pickup told investigators she had been drinking vodka and smoking marijuana at the party before she passed out.”

      “smoking marijuana”. Otherwise known as POT. And I agree with Paul&Kathy…. too bad you liberals legalized it. This is the result of that action.

  • Kenneth Briggs

    these boys should be made to start school year all over and be made to stay home at night . the parents must love the brats . put them in jail for two years . if they were a little older then make them sign up as a sex offender for life .

    • lora

      Fyi any youth or adult convicted of a sex crime must register as a sex offender. Period.
      People don’t realize approx 70% of youth incarcerated in juvenile detention are sex offenders. This based on what I know from 2009

      • lora

        It truly is a sad situation. Something these girls must now deal with daily. Not only did they get raped but all are free pending trial. People are aware of who the victims are. Its awful.