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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013 8:49 am | Updated: 3:39 pm, Sat Feb 9, 2013.

Sahuarita police on Thursday arrested nine members of the Sahuarita High School wrestling team after a freshman was forced to the ground in the locker room, his pants removed and several attackers performed a lewd act.

The nine students were charged with aggravated assault and kidnapping in the Tuesday afternoon incident, and police have said there could be more arrests.

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          35 comments:

          • Anonymous User posted at 1:58 pm on Mon, Mar 18, 2013.

            Anonymous User Posts: 1223

            |uname|undefined|/uname|I strongly dislike the media, police force of sahuarita , SHS and all you people who are wronging us for what we didn't do to that little boy. Now that this has happen to my friends an I our live have been messed up dramatically. If it weren't for this newspaper and the sahuarita pigs who have nothing to do with there time, we wont be in this situation. Also no one has any true evidence against us. We will get off with nothing but lost time. We will sue anybody who care so much about that poor little boy who has done these rude actions to his "friend". It is funny how corrupted the system is.
            thank you
            sahuarita wrestler

             
          • Anonymous User posted at 9:16 am on Tue, Feb 12, 2013.

            Anonymous User Posts: 1223

            I still can't believe all this nonsenese that has been going on at schools, Especially here in Sahuarita. This town use to be so peaceful and kids and people were so kind. There should be no reason for this to be going on. I'm glad that this got out to the media because this had gotten out of hand.

             
          • Dismayed posted at 10:46 pm on Mon, Feb 4, 2013.

            Dismayed Posts: 1

            This type of thing happening to anyone is disheartening. If those individuls actually performed such a lude act; then I hope justice prevails. Justice will prevail. If proven guilty they will have rough time in prison, and have to introduce themselves as a registered sex offender. If proven 'not guilty' they may as well relocate to another state. In a small town like that, they'll always be guilty. They will never be anonymous. Karma will always win... I hope parents focus on teaching children that ever action has a consequence; and that child should take their punishment as seen fit. We are all responsible for our own actions.

             
          • Anonymous User posted at 5:23 am on Sun, Jan 27, 2013.

            Anonymous User Posts: 1223

            Don't make it look like there out there acting like anything because there not!! They don't go anywhere because people are judging and harrasing them without knowing the facts! People are so hypocritical! There was an older couple verbally harrasing one of the wrestlers that has not been accused of anything this Friday at Fry's!! What is wrong with people! They are calling the kid a bully.. What are they doing?? They are bullying the kid themselves too!! Really, adult's are acting like that??

             
          • Anonymous User posted at 1:37 pm on Sat, Jan 26, 2013.

            Anonymous User Posts: 1223

            if this teens never did none of this why are they going around acting like they did?

             
          • Anonymous User posted at 7:46 am on Fri, Jan 25, 2013.

            Anonymous User Posts: 1223

            Why hasn't this story been updated?? It was proven that there was no sexual assault by police! That so called witnessed lied to the police and should be arrested! Everyone that judged them will eat their words and the media needs to help clear up the rumors and help these boys regain some dignity! These can be anyone's kids pictures all over the news!

             
          • aztuc69 posted at 10:29 am on Thu, Jan 24, 2013.

            aztuc69 Posts: 1

            It's sad that an innocent freshman was subjected to a sexual assault and the Sauarita police department is dumbing it down to a hazing/bullying! I really hope this newspaper follows this story in DETAIL...

             
          • Anonymous User posted at 9:02 pm on Tue, Jan 22, 2013.

            Anonymous User Posts: 1223

            I'd like to see these wrestlers checked for steroid use.

             
          • Anonymous User posted at 4:45 am on Mon, Jan 21, 2013.

            Anonymous User Posts: 1223

            Ok. Well all wrestlers aren't bad. I know them. They're great guys. U haven't got the whole story yet. There was no rape. That would be just plain gay. One was probably a freshman and trying to help the guy or something. I'm a marine kid. I know the ups and downs of the courts. ( unless u join the marines, then u signed your rights away. Haha jk) but really get your facts straight. Think like a cop. U cant freak out the community. K bye

             
          • screenname posted at 10:52 am on Sun, Jan 20, 2013.

            screenname Posts: 99

            This entire situation is nauseating, disturbing and even bizarre. I hope the paper will not drop this and see it to conclusion, because the school district, guaranteed, will not ever be forthcoming with all the facts. We will get whatever they are legally able to release, and that won't be much. Then it will be buried. We who have children in this school, however, need to know this entire story. This paper is great for reporting the sensational, and then dropping it when fact prove it less than sensational. I hope and wish that this incident proves to be much, much, less than reported. If it proves to be true, I feel for the victim and hope those responsible are all punished to the full extent of the law. Until then, I will hope that it really was just horseplay. But as it stands now, it sounds just plain criminal.

             
          • cupcake7zero posted at 9:33 am on Sun, Jan 20, 2013.

            cupcake7zero Posts: 6

            IF the allegations come back that the 'bullies' did actually sexually assault the 'victim', then yes, I completely agree that they should receive a punishment to fit their actions. My daughter came home from school the day of the incident telling us "a boy had been gang raped by 9 wrestlers in the boys locker room", the next day it had changed to "a boy was raped with an 'object' by 9 boys in the locker room with a crowd of other kids watching"...my point is, let's get facts straight and allow the kids to be innocent until proven guilty! Then, let's let the punishment fit the crime, if a crime in deed took place. These children shouldn't be made an example of because of other incidents that MAY or MAY NOT have occurred at the High School. FACTS, people...which means (to the Criminal Justice major),with-holding judgement!

             
          • Cc posted at 1:25 am on Sun, Jan 20, 2013.

            Cc Posts: 3

            I 100 percent agree with tand k this is no joking matter there should be real time consequences.

             
          • Cc posted at 1:22 am on Sun, Jan 20, 2013.

            Cc Posts: 3

            Sorry but some of usare still kids and young adults we do dumb things from time to time but my friends and I have never performed lewd acts on other kids that's usually not the norm. That's what's wrong with kids now adays there's always an excuse for their behavior . When you do wrong you should be held accountable for your actions. The same so called kids are known for acting strangelyin the locker room. They just happened to get caught and thank god they did.

             
          • tandk posted at 6:37 pm on Sat, Jan 19, 2013.

            tandk Posts: 3

            If the alleged actions (nine wrestlers holding a freshman against his will, pulling down his pants, hitting him in face with their unclothed penises, forcing him to turn over against his will, and penetrating his rectum with their fingers) are indeed true, unfortunately this is "way more" than out of line. These are serious criminal offenses and making arrests was appropriate. I'm offended the words hazing and bullying are even attributed to this case (I realize these descriptions were first given by law enforcement) --this goes WAY beyond that. To the adults/parents who think they should get off easy, how would you like to have your pants pulled down against your will by NINE other people and these heinous acts committed to you? Having an "informal talk" about the situation with the offenders is a nice idea but these young men need to learn about real consequences and this should result in real penalties. I do hope the most serious offenders receive some sort of treatment as they seem to be without conscience and that doesn't bode well for them being law-abiders in the real world. Parents who minimize these actions are NOT doing their children any favors.

             
          • Anonymous User posted at 4:53 pm on Sat, Jan 19, 2013.

            Anonymous User Posts: 1223

            Wow people on here saying that the victim is not so innocent. Well u know what screw u. I am a criminal justice major and I hope these adults get charged with molestation and have to register as a sex offender there whole life. These kids know the difference between wrong and right. Hopefully however was involved with this gets jail time. I feel so bad for the victim. No one should ever be humiliated like that.

             
          • cupcake7zero posted at 4:41 pm on Sat, Jan 19, 2013.

            cupcake7zero Posts: 6

            NOBODY deserves to be humiliated and bullied, but bullying and what is out of line can be addressed without completely destroying ANY of these young men and actually turning them into CRIMINALS. Should they be punished and taught a lesson? Yes. Should they be crucified for their behavior, denied an education and outcast from society to lurk amongst actual kidnappers and true criminals? I think not. Why not informally sit them all down to DISCUSS the actions and what made it so wrong, face the victim and talk about WHY they thought hazing him was okay..oh, that's right...because in a civilized world we have forgotten what progressive discipline is.

             
          • Anonymous User posted at 2:40 pm on Sat, Jan 19, 2013.

            Anonymous User Posts: 1223

            I KNOW a couple of the attackers, and one of these "adults" has been doing these kind of lewd acts for years, and yes they need to be punished, My Son had this same thing happen to him not by the same boys, but again, in the PE locker room, do any of you know what that does to a child? and as for comments this boy "deserved" it, come on, NO ONE deserves anything like this done to them, the person that said that, must have been a person that bullied children him/her self when in school! So many different opinions, but lets get real! The boys all need to learn they can NOT do this kind of thing to anyone, whether they are smaller than them or not, I am so glad this all came out as NOW maybe the other kids that bully kids may think twice before they do it again, Sahuarita High School and Walden Grove are so bad and full of bullies! And everyone may have their own opinions but in the end, the Judge will decide the fate of these adults that performed these acts, and we may all have the opinions to share, but its in the hands of the law now, thank goodness! Because all this bullying needs to just STOP. Kids should be able to go to school, change in a locker room, and use the restroom with out worrying! And shame on all of you, who said ANYONE would deserve that!

             
          • cupcake7zero posted at 4:57 pm on Fri, Jan 18, 2013.

            cupcake7zero Posts: 6

            And so much for "innocent until proven guilty"..no wonder our children are afraid of their own shadow...

             
          • Anonymous User posted at 1:33 pm on Fri, Jan 18, 2013.

            Anonymous User Posts: 1223

            I hate hypocrites!!! All of you act like you have never been kids & have forgotten your past!!! These kids were just having fun sadly the media left out the part that the kid was laughing and it was all a game thats why the victim didn't say anything it was another nosey kid that ran and told! i hate when people blow stuff up & they dont have there facts straight!!!

             
          • Anonymous User posted at 1:10 pm on Fri, Jan 18, 2013.

            Anonymous User Posts: 1223

            I did not go to this school but I had friends that did and my sister almost went. I feel bad for the victim no matter what his attitude was. An also we don't know exactly what happened so we can't say if the charges are just or not. Though I do believe that taking these actions are good in the since that at lest maybe kid will realize that this is not right to do. Most kids don't take the regular consequence that schools have seriously and just brush them off. So hopefully they will realize that this is real and serious and people deserve to be treated with respect just like you want to be treated.

             
          • cupcake7zero posted at 11:08 am on Fri, Jan 18, 2013.

            cupcake7zero Posts: 6

            I won't keep 'hiding' behind an anonymous post, I have very strong convictions about this incident. I work with what some of you are referring to as 'adults' (INMATES in the prison system between age 14-18). Two of my five children are 'adults' (over the age of 18). If these boys, who have most likely NEVER been in trouble with the law previously, are made 'an example of' and charged as adults for an incident that is without a doubt being blown WAY out of proportion, shame on us as a society for persecuting CHILDREN (18 or not, they have NO life experience beyond living with mom and dad and being in high school) and not focusing on REAL *criminals* who actually KIDNAP and ASSAULT children. I am sorry for the young man who was HAZED, but HE isn't even the one who came forward, overkill is overkill. PERIOD. In this case, it is not the 'victim' who needs to suck it up, the ones who need to suck it up are the parents who are so overprotective of their children that kids can't even BE KIDS.

             
          • Anonymous User posted at 10:18 am on Fri, Jan 18, 2013.

            Anonymous User Posts: 1223

            No thank goodness the victim wasn't molested but I'm sorry-these boys need something else done to them other than a slap on the hand and a talking to. Sure, we have all been teased esp. in high school but think of this poor individual who has to be humilated and sick just thinking about returning to school. This was more than a simple "high school prank".

             
          • Anonymous User posted at 9:05 am on Fri, Jan 18, 2013.

            Anonymous User Posts: 1223

            Maybe this incident will finally get parents to break the pervasive silence about all the incidents which have gone on over time at Sahuarita High. Allegations of sexual conduct of teachers (both male AND female) with students have circulated for years.

             
          • Anonymous User posted at 9:04 am on Fri, Jan 18, 2013.

            Anonymous User Posts: 1223

            To the Anonymous User who posted at 8:27 am;
            Children over the age of ten SHOULD know the difference between what is right and wrong. It is unfortunate that helicopter parents such as yourself, who is blinded to the crumbling world around you, you believe that these 'children' should not be charged as adults as they 'just didn't know any better. They are children!'
            Young people in High School are NOT children anymore. They are young adults who have developed brains to know better. They did something that is not condoned in ANY civil society, and you should be ashamed of not wanting to charge them as adults for committing an adult like crime.
            Take off the rose colored glasses and see that today's young adults are NOT how they are supposed to be.

             
          • Anonymous User posted at 8:00 am on Fri, Jan 18, 2013.

            Anonymous User Posts: 1223

            Wow....good thing everyone can voice their opions without knowing the FACTS! My child goes to Sahuarita High School and knows ALL of the kids involved. Including the one that was the SO called VICTIM...who is not so innocent! Society today has made it almost nearly impossible to do anything without possible consequences ie; name calling, watching, joking, arguing, touching. KIDS will be KIDS no matter what. They always want to be a part of the in crowd, to be the center of attention etc... I am sure these kids regret their actions and be given a chance concidering the victim is not the one that came forward therefor it couldn't of been that terrible. Hope it all works out for the best and fair actions take place!

             
          • Anonymous User posted at 7:11 am on Fri, Jan 18, 2013.

            Anonymous User Posts: 1223

            My previous post was edited to the point of not making sense and not making my point. I do not think the 'bullies' should be charged as adults! There is a difference between playing pranks or hazing and kidnapping, assaulting, sexually assaulting...are we really in such a society that we're going to cry wolf every time our children have hurt feeling or are embarassed or humiliated? Being embarassed and humiliated are emotions EVERYONE feels at one point in their lifetime. Do parents really coddle so much that they can't tell their children, "Yes, it was wrong for those boys to humiliated you that way, but it's done...get over it"? The boy wasn't RAPED or SEXUALLY ASSAULTED..he wasn't beaten half to death by a group of thugs..he didn't have a bucket of pigs blood dumped on him at prom with the entire student body present. Throughout history we have been hazed...ACKNOWLEDGE THE REAL ACT HERE, people!!

             
          • Wally Skungle posted at 1:24 am on Fri, Jan 18, 2013.

            Wally Skungle Posts: 9

            How can anyone form a valid conclusion to this situation when this story does NOT describe exactly what happened to the "victim" in detail. Hazing is usually not a life threatening assault on someone. So what actually did occur that is against the law? No one knows because of the mamsy pamsy reporter who doesn't want to offend anyone by describing body parts. This society is just too afraid of offending anyone. Buck up and join the real world!

             
          • Anonymous User posted at 10:12 pm on Thu, Jan 17, 2013.

            Anonymous User Posts: 1223

            Where were the teachers? coaches? security?!! I'm disgusted with the school as much as I am with the attackers!

             
          • Anonymous User posted at 9:41 pm on Thu, Jan 17, 2013.

            Anonymous User Posts: 1223

            All I've heard from some students is that the victim deserved it because of his attitude.. NO ONE deserves this!! What goes around comes around and those boys WILL get theirs. The kind of emotional and mental pain they inflicted on the victim does not go away. I fear now for when my boys will attend this school.

             
          • Anonymous User posted at 8:27 pm on Thu, Jan 17, 2013.

            Anonymous User Posts: 1223

            As what I have been described as an over protective parent with five children, 2 of which are adults, I can't completely agree with everyone thinking "Good for this being taken seriously" and "Charge the kids as adults"! I have worked for the prison system for many years, and I guarantee ANY parent would NOT want their child charged as an adult for *hazing* another student! Yes, I have been the subject of hazing many times, as most adults at one point in their lives most likely have been. In my opinion, in today's society we are putting TOO MUCH emphasis on 'sexual assualt', and 'abuse', and not enough emphasis on an act being a TRUE assault. Filing a 'hazardous work environment' because someone smokes in a smoking area that you walk past? Filing a sexual harrassment suit against a co-worker because you overhear another employee telling someone ELSE a joke or making a comment that offends you?? Why are we telling everyone to FILE A SUIT and put someone in jail or fine them because we can't be ADULTS and open our mouths and tell someone "I don't appreciate that talk around me", or leaving the area! I have every sympathy in the world for this child,don't get me wrong, but to pursue FELONY CHARGES for an inappropriate act, yes, but 'bullying'? Sexual assault? C'mon!! The boy wasn't tormented or pants on a daily basis. He wasn't molested. He was humiliated and embarassed for sure, but to press adult charges on children, 18 yes, but CHILDREN for an act of HAZING? Unbelievable.

             
          • Anonymous User posted at 3:47 pm on Thu, Jan 17, 2013.

            Anonymous User Posts: 1223

            First I hope they charged as adults , second shame on the school why should anyone trust their children in this school if they are so lax about keeping track of what the students are up to

             
          • Anonymous User posted at 2:49 pm on Thu, Jan 17, 2013.

            Anonymous User Posts: 1223

            pants removed and several attackers performed a lewd act? a “bullying/hazing” incident? aggravated assault and kidnapping. It sounds like they should add sexual battery/rape and child molesting for at least the "adults" in this attack. My heart goes out to the victim.

             
          • SahuaritaMom posted at 2:37 pm on Thu, Jan 17, 2013.

            SahuaritaMom Posts: 3

            I am glad they are taking the incident seriously. It just isn't right to let this kind of thing continue to go on.

             
          • Anonymous User posted at 12:42 pm on Thu, Jan 17, 2013.

            Anonymous User Posts: 1223

            I completely agree! The next time kids decide to bully they may think twice. 18 year olds are no longer kids they are young adults and they should know better. As for the person/s who reported it; Good Job and thank you!

             
          • Akasonnys posted at 9:49 am on Thu, Jan 17, 2013.

            Akasonnys Posts: 3

            Bullying by anyone, for any reason, is inexcusable. I hope the court makes an example out of them.

             

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