SARATOGA (KCBS)— The three teens accused of sexually assaulting a Saratoga High School student who later committed suicide have been released from juvenile hall and are now placed on home detention.
The 16 year-olds were charged with sexual battery against Audrie Pott who allegedly passed out from partying at a friend’s house last September.
A number of her friends, including Sarah Broughton, were upset over the suspects’ release.
“I don’t think they deserve to be in the comfort of their own home. I really think they deserve to be in juvenile hall until the trial starts and during the trial if that’s possible. I really don’t think house arrest is a good semi-punishment,” said Broughton.
Legal Analyst Steven Clark, also a former prosecutor, said a juvenile hall release isn’t all that surprising.