SAYREVILLE, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The last of seven high school students facing sex crime charges amid a hazing investigation that canceled a New Jersey prep football team’s season has surrendered to authorities.
Middlesex County prosecutors say the youth surrendered early Saturday, but declined to release further information due to the defendant’s age.
The six other students, ranging in age from 15 to 17, were arrested Friday night in connection with the assaults at regional football power Sayreville War Memorial High School.
Prosecutors say the teens charged will appear before a family court judge, but no hearing has been scheduled, CBS 2’s Matt Kozar reported.
A New Jersey assemblyman born and raised in Sayreville is speaking out following the charges filed against the football players.
As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, Assemblyman John Wisniewski called the charges no less disturbing than the allegations.
“Go far beyond just near bullying and rise to a level that in some respects is unprecedented for a high school football program.”