An 18-year-old high school student in Arizona has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting at least 10 and as many as 18 high school girls, and authorities continued to plead Friday for any additional victims to come forward.
All of the victims' names are redacted in court documents provided by the sheriff's department.
A similar assault took place in Kost's family home last spring, a different victim said.
Two rape victims were so traumatized that they left the state, the sheriff said. One of them required hospitalization following a suicide attempt, deputies said.
The suspected sexual assaults appear to date to at least spring 2011 and continued through last month, according to the sheriff's account. The victims range in age from 13 to 17 years old.
So far, Kost faces seven counts of sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 15, seven counts of sexual assault, seven counts of sexual conduct with a minor, three counts of sexual abuse of someone under the age of 15 and one count of sexual abuse.
The counts stem from 10 of the 18 cases and carry a statutory minimum of life in prison without the possibility of parole.