According to several different news articles, nine young men at Venice
High School were recently arrested following accusations of sexual assault.
Authorities say that the unlawful acts persisted for more than a year
against two underage girls.
The majority of the alleged offenders were arrested while on the school’s
campus, while others were brought into custody away from the high school.
One even turned himself in. Investigations point to a total of 14 boys
who were involved in the offense. The two underage victims were allegedly
assaulted by the boys on several different occasions, beginning in 2013.
No Tolerance for Sex Crimes on Campus
Superintendents at the school warned police of the possible sex offenses.
Police officers then took action and one Police Chief said that the safety
of the students is their priority. Law enforcement refuses to put up with
sexual misconduct on campus.
Police officers said that the crimes persisted from December 2013 until
March 2015. The LA Unified School District is making every effort to accommodate
law enforcement’s efforts and alerted the suspects' parents.
This serious crime is punishable by law, if the suspects are convicted.
Penalties for sexual assault can be severe and it is imperative that anyone
accused have appropriate legal counsel. If you are currently facing charges
for a similar crime, please
contact The Law Offices of Matthew Cargal right away. Our Pasadena assault lawyer may be able to reduce or dismiss