Fla. Teens charged as adults in sexual assault case


Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 7:07 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 7:07 a.m.

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Four teen boys accused of sexually assaulting two teen girls have been charged as adults.

Two of the boys are 14, while the others are 16 and 17. Prosecutors say each faces a charge of sexual battery on a physically incapacitated person. If convicted, they could be sentenced to as many as 30 years in prison. They are being held at the Palm Beach County jail on bonds ranging from $40,000 to $75,000.

A defense attorney for one of the 14-year-olds calls the charge "disappointing."

The four boys, another 13-year-old and an 18-year-old are accused of getting the two girls drunk on New Year's Day, then assaulting them. The girls are 13 and 14.

The 18-year-old also faces adult sexual battery charges. He's free after posting a $100,000 bond.

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