DAMASCUS, Md. (WJZ) — Four of the teens charged in the October Damascus High School sexual assaults are now being charged as adults.
The junior varsity football players were arrested Wednesday morning in Montgomery County and taken to the Central Processing Unit.
15-year-olds Jean Abedi, Kristian Lee and Will Smith have all been charged with two counts of first-degree rape, two counts of attempted first-degree rape, and two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree rape.
Caleb Thorpe, also 15, is charged with four counts of first-degree rape and four counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree rape.
The fifth teen charged in the assaults will still be charged as a juvenile.
The hazing took place on Halloween in the men’s locker room and involved a wooden broomstick, according to reports.