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Students charged with sexual assault

Wednesday November 22, 2000

Berkeley Daily Planet Staff Reports 


Tuesday the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Division, leveled new charges against five of the juveniles suspected in two separate cases of sexual assault on a 12-year-old middle school student, Berkeley police said in a news release. 

In the alleged Oct. 25 assaults at and around Willard Middle School, the DA charged an 11-year-old boy with one felony count of sexual assault. Two boys, 12, were charged with two felony counts of sexual assault and two misdemeanor counts of sexual assault. A 13-year-old was charged with two felony counts of sexual assault.  

The DA charged a 13-year-old boy involved in an alleged assault against the girl at King Middle School on Nov. 8. He was charged with three counts of sexual assault.  

Police said they arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with the Willard incident. He was charged with three felony counts of sexual assault and has been released to his parents pending charges by the DA’s office. 

One unidentified suspect is being sought. 

Three suspects involved in the Willard incident remain in police custody. A 14-year-old is charged with seven counts of sexual assault, one 13-year-old is charged with 13 counts of sexual assault and another 13-year-old is charged with 14 counts of sexual assault.