SAYREVILLE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s office has decided not to try seven Sayreville high school football players accused of sexual assault as adults.
Prosecutor Andrew C. Carrey announced in a news release Monday that the teenage defendants will have their cases heard before a Family Court judge.
“The conduct in which the juvenile defendants engaged was serious and that is why criminal charges were filed,” Carey said in the release. “The appropriate forum for the resolution of these cases is Middlesex County Family Court. Asking the court to waive these seven juvenile cases to adult court would not best serve the interests of the victims, the community, or the defendants,” Prosecutor Carey said.