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On the heels of the Maryville rape scandal, we’re learning that six teenagers in Seneca, South Carolina have been charged in connection with the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl.

Brandon Peralta, 17, and Tyler Joseph Normandin, 18 (pictured above), were part of the six charged after the school resource officer at Seneca’s West-Oak High School received an anonymous tip that a student may have been sexually assaulted on October 12.

The others, three 16-year-olds and one 15-year-old – have not been named because they are juveniles.

After the school resource officer received the tip, deputies met with the victim and noticed her injuries. Sources say the teen girl was drunk when the assault occurred. Sheriff’s investigators are awaiting toxicology tests to determine what caused the girl to be incapacitated.

According to warrants, Peralta is accused of engaging in sexual battery ‘using force and/or coercion to accomplish the battery, the defendant knowing or having reason to know that the victim was mentally defective, mentally incapacitated or physically helpless.’

Warrants said Normandin, ‘with the intent that another commit a crime, did entice, advise, invite, order or otherwise encourage others to commit the felony act of criminal sexual conduct upon a 15 year old victim while said victim was mentally incapacitated or physically helpless.’

According to investigators, two others have been charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct – third degree, one with Criminal Sexual Conduct with a minor – 2nd degree, and one with Criminal Sexual Conduct with a minor third degree, but that juvenile will be charged as an adult.

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation.

SOURCE: Daily Mail | PHOTO CREDIT: Sheriff’s Office

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