Four Teens, Including Girl, Charged in Horrific Sexual Assault

Friday, Oct 8, 2010  |  Updated 9:42 AM CDT
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Four Teens, Including Girl, Charged in Horrific Sexual Assault

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Four teenagers, including a 17-year-old girl, robbed a Channelview High School student and took part in the sexual assault of his girlfriend, investigators say.

Jerricho Prince, 18, and the 17-year-old girl, who was also a student at the school, were arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated sexual assault, aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping. They were being held in Harris County jail on Friday on $90,000 bail each.

The other two teens, whose names were not released, were being held as juveniles on undisclosed charges, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Authorities say the four teens approached the male victim at 2 a.m. on Sunday and that Prince displayed a pistol in his waistband and ordered the victim to empty his pockets. They say Prince then told the student that he would shoot him unless the student called his girlfriend and got her to meet them at a nearby football stadium.

When she arrived, authorities say, Prince and one of the juveniles sexually assaulted her while the 17-year-old girl and the other teen held the male victim at gunpoint. When the teens finished assaulting the girl, she dressed and they took the two to a nearby grocery store, where the male victim was forced to withdraw $80 from an ATM before he and his girlfriend were released, according to court documents.

Deputies showed surveillance photos and video from the two stores to school officials, who identified Prince and the 17-year-old girl, authorities say.

Neither Prince nor the 17-year-old girl had attorneys listed for them in an online registry, and a Harris County jail official said Prince did not have an attorney.

Channelview school officials said they have expelled the 17-year-old girl since the alleged attack, and that Prince was a former student but didn't graduate.

"This is truly a sad and unfortunate incident of a very sensitive nature," the district said in a news release. "We will continue to work closely with the Harris County Sheriff's Office during the course of this ongoing investigation."

Channelview is an unincorporated suburban community just east of Houston.

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