Court action against four teenagers accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old Lakebay girl has been completed.
Of the four accused in the March 14 attack, three were charged as juveniles and one as an adult.
Most recently, a charge of unlawful imprisonment against one of the boys, who is 17, was dropped Jan. 10.
The News Tribune does not generally name juvenile defendants.
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Pierce County prosecutors alleged the teens sexually assaulted the unconscious girl as they hung out in a shed behind her home. Someone posted photos and videos on Snapchat, an image-sharing application that deletes content seconds after it’s posted.
The teens burned smiley faces onto the girl’s skin with a lighter, tied her up with a cord, and dragged her around the shed after she had been drinking and passed out, according to charging papers.
The youngest boy charged, who is now 14, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree assault and was sentenced Nov. 21 to 30 to 72 weeks incarceration.
A 15-year-old got the same sentence Dec. 5 after he pleaded guilty to indecent liberties and second-degree assault.
The juvenile court sets the sentencing range, and the state Department of Social and Health Services decides when within it to release the teens.
Morgan James Cayo, who turned 18 after the attack, was charged as an adult and sentenced in early November to two years, five months.