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Man And Two Teens Took Turns Raping Mentally Disabled Girl In School Restroom, Police Say

The suspects were arrested after they took turns standing lookout and sexually assaulting the victim in a high school bathroom.

Cedar Hill, TX – Three Cedar Hill High School teens have been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a mentally disabled 16-year-old classmate.

The incident occurred on Oct. 19 in a bathroom at Cedar Hill High School.

Police said Sylvanus Lanier, 19, Marco Garcia, 17, and Elijah Willis, 17, took turns standing look out for each other outside the bathroom, while their friends were sexually assaulting the victim inside, according to the Dallas News.

The victim was able to report the incident four days after it happened. An investigation led to the suspects’ arrest last week on one count each of felony aggravated sexual assault.

The arrest warrant said the victim was “ordered to take off her shirt and pull up her bra, she complied because ‘she was alone, scared and felt like she could not leave.'”

Garcia first touched the girl’s chest, then put his fingers inside her vagina, according to the court document.

“I am not like this, I don’t do this,” the warrant said the victim told Garcia.

The warrant said that when the victim tried to escape, Willis pushed her back into the stall, and forced her to touch his penis.

Surveillance video captured the incident outside of the restroom, and showed Lanier going into the restroom with the girl, and the teens standing out as lookouts.

Jamie Brown, Cedar Hill Independent School District spokesperson, said “The district investigated the matter and handled disciplinary action as per our Code of Conduct and the law.”

No further details were released about the school’s disciplinary action.

Lanier remains in the Dallas County Jail under $100,000 bail, and Willis remains jailed under $25,000 bail.

Garcia’s bail was set at $100,000, but he made bond on November 2.

An Associated Press investigation earlier this year found at least 17,000 reports of sexual assaults by students over a recent four-year period in U.S. elementary and secondary schools, according to KFOR.

GinnyReed - November Fri, 2017

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