Three Spotsylvania teens charged with sex crime

By Tara Morgan - bio | email

SPOTSYLVANIA, VA (WWBT) - Three Spotsylvania high school students are behind bars accused of using a cell phone to record themselves raping a 15 year old girl. The suspects are Chancellor High School students.

Police say after the girl endured one terrorizing day inside her own home, one of the suspects returned the following day to attack her again.

19 year old Gregory Saunders, 18 year olds Devonte Tate and Jesus Alarcon were arrested Wednesday for the March 17 alleged attack.

The three young men, according to authorities, had been on the same school bus with the girl and followed her home wanting to hang out.

At some point, authorities say Alarcon carried the girl into her room where he and Saunders raped her while Tate recorded it on his cell phone.

The girl's father told sheriff's deputies he knew something wasn't right when he got home from work and found the toilet seat up.

Being that he's the only male in the house, investigators say he asked his daughter if anyone had been there. That's when investigators say the girl told her dad she'd been raped.

The next day, investigators say Alarcon returned to the girl's house claiming he wanted to talk to her about what happened but forcibly sodomized her in the basement.

In a statement, Spotsylvania County Schools called the alleged attacks regrettable and say even though they didn't happen on campus the three students could face expulsion or suspension.

Authorities have the cell phone as evidence. Tate is charged with child pornography, while Saunders and Alarcon are charge with forcible sodomy. The three suspects are being held without bond in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

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