Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation known as Audrie’s Law reforming juvenile sex crime laws and named after 15-year-old sexual assault victim Audrie Pott, according to a state senator’s spokesman.
A state Assembly committee on Tuesday passed a bill named after a teen suicide victim after its sponsor agreed to remove a controversial two-year minimum sentence for juveniles convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious or disabled person.
Juveniles who sexually assault unconscious victims could be tried as adults under proposed California legislation brought in response to the suicide of a 15-year-old girl who was sexually battered while passed out at a party then humiliated by photos circulated to classmates.
The parents of a teenage girl who committed suicide after an alleged sexual assault by three teen boys in Saratoga have reached a settlement with two defendants in their wrongful death lawsuit, their attorney said Friday.
A school superintendent said Wednesday that officials could not expel three teenage boys charged with sexually battering a classmate last fall.
Charges against three teen boys were heard in Santa Clara Juvenile Court Tuesday in connection with the alleged Sept. 2 sexual assault on a 15-year-old Saratoga girl who later committed suicide.
The family of a girl who committed suicide after she was sexually assaulted and a photo of the act was shared in text messages say they are outraged by what they see as a refusal to take responsibility by the three boys arrested in the attack.
Family members of a 15-year-old Saratoga girl who killed herself after photos of a sexual assault surfaced online said on Friday they suspect the attackers tried to destroy evidence.
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.
A middle school student in Morgan Hill was arrested this week after allegedly bullying two classmates both online and in person, a police sergeant said.