ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The first of the back-to-back cases of the four teens accused of sexual abuse at Clyde-Savannah High School began, with half of the suspects in court for a hearing.
The first hearing started at 9:30 am. Wednesday morning. Two of the four kids were in court for the hearing.
During the hearing, the prosecution says they are filing a motion to keep the case in Youth Court instead of Family Court while the defense argues it should stay in Family Court.
According to investigators, a 14-year-old boy was assaulted in the men’s locker room at the school and his parent became aware of the recording. According to the defense, there were multiple videos of the assault that they found Tuesday night.
A 17-year-old, a 15-year-old, and two 16-year-old boys were indicted. The 17-year-old, 15-year-old, and one of the 16-year-olds were charged with first-degree felony aggravated sexual abuse, first-degree hazing, and forcible touching. The other 16-year-old faces a charge of second-degree unlawful surveillance. It was confirmed all four of them were members of the football team.
According to the defense, all four of the suspects have not attended school since the incident occurred.
Due to the assault, the season of the school’s Varsity Football team was cut short, with school officials sharing their disappointment and shock at these accusations.
On top of the hearing, the Clyde Savannah School District’s Board of Education will be meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday night. It was originally going to be held on November 8 but was postponed.
News 8 has reached out to the Clyde Police Department if there are any precautions being taken ahead of the board meeting.
Stay with News 8 WROC as we continue to follow this developing story.