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Local police investigate possible sexual assault caught on tape

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AMELIA, VA (WWBT) -

The Amelia County Sheriff's Office is investigating the possible sexual assault of a young female that was video taped and shared online.

The video was taken at a teen's lingerie-themed birthday party Saturday night. It appears to be taken with a cell phone by someone who attended the bash.

In the video, a man can be seen on top of a female with his pants and boxers down around his ankles. Party-goers are shown crowding around the scene on the floor, apparently to cheer them on.

When the man gets up, the girl's friend helps her off the ground. Some party-goers say the girl is underage.

We went to the house of the man who hosted the party. He wasn't home and his mother did not want to comment.

According to his mom, he threw the party for his girlfriend. NBC12 spoke to the girlfriend over the phone. She said she had nothing to do with the video and declined to comment further.

The party was thrown at the Amelia County Veteran's Center Saturday night, the same night as the local high school's prom.

The school's superintendent, Dr. BJ Brewer, released the following statement:

"We are aware of a party held in Amelia over the weekend that has been posted on the Internet. This party was, in no way, connected with the Amelia County High School prom, the after prom party nor any other school related activity."

The Amelia County Sheriff did not want to speak on camera Tuesday night but released the following statement:

"On April 29, 2013, Amelia County Sheriff's Office was made aware of several videos posted on Facebook, YouTube, and other social media outlets. The Sheriff's Office is investigating the videos to determine if any criminal offenses have occurred."

The Sheriff plans on addressing the media about this incident on-camera Wednesday morning.

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