SARATOGA (CBS SF) — Three teenage boys were arrested at school Thursday in connection with the alleged sexual assault in Saratoga last fall of a 15-year-old girl who later committed suicide, a sheriff’s spokesman said.
Two of the boys were taken into custody Thursday morning at Saratoga High School, and the third was arrested at Christopher High School in Gilroy, Santa Clara County sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Kurtis Stenderup said.
All three were booked into Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall.
The boys, all age 16, were each arrested on suspicion of two counts of felony sexual battery and a misdemeanor—all related to the alleged assault, Stenderup said.
The girl, Audrie Pott, a Saratoga High School sophomore, committed suicide after learning that a photo someone took of the assault was posted online, said Robert Allard, a San Jose attorney retained by her parents, who gave permission through him to release her name.
Stenderup said the sheriff’s office cannot share much about the case yet because the investigation is still open and it involves juveniles.
“Our detectives are still actively writing search warrants,” Stenderup said. “I’m told this is far from being over.”