3 teens reportedly admit to sexually assaulting Audrie Pott

Sheila Pott, mother of Audrie Pott, who committed suicide after a sexual assault, stands by a photograph of her daughter and message board during a news conference in April.
(Eric Risberg / Associated Press )

Three teenage boys have admitted that they sexually assaulted a 15-year-old Northern California girl who later hanged herself after she discovered that cellphone photos had been taken of her after the incident, according to reports Wednesday by two news organizations.

Audrie Pott was assaulted after she had been drinking at a Labor Day weekend party in 2012 at a friend’s house in Saratoga, an upscale Silicon Valley suburb about 50 miles south of San Francisco.

Two of the boys, both 16, also admitted in the Santa Clara County Juvenile Court proceeding to possessing photos of Pott, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The other boy, 17, admitted to additional charges of having photos of other girls.


The Chronicle said that the charges were felonies and that the pleas were made in September. The three were ordered to serve between 30 and 45 days in juvenile detention.

Two of the defendents have finished serving their sentences, the San Jose Mercury News reported. The names of the teens have not been released because juvenile proceedings are confidential.

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