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Rally to support victims in alleged soccer team sexual hazing

October 1, 2012 |  8:23 am

A rally is being held Monday morning in support of students who say they were victims of sexual hazing at La Puente High School.

The rally, organized by a group of alumni, was scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m.

The group will march to La Puente High School wearing orange and black, which are the school's colors.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff Department's Special Victims Bureau has been investigating the alleged hazing, which has possibly gone on for years as part of a ritual for new players on the boys' varsity soccer team.

Detectives have identified at least four victims, ranging in age from 14 to 15 years old. Some of the victims alleged that they were sexually assaulted.

Four La Puente students were arrested in connection with the case. They were cited and then released into the custody of their parents. No charges have been filed.

The coach has been placed on administrative leave.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-5273.


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