Teens Now Face Adult Charges

June 4th, 2009 by admin

TAMPA – Four teens accused of sexually assaulting a classmate pleaded not guilty to the charges, and were taken to the Hillsborough County Orient Road Jail.

Randall Moye, Lee Myers, Raymond Price-Murray, and Diemante Roberts—all between ages 14 and 15 – were charged as adults, and each faces four counts of felony sexual battery.

At a hearing this afternoon, a judge set a bond for each teen of $15,000. Three of the teens will have to wear ankle bracelets.

Randall Moye bonded out of jail Wednesday night.

According to charges filed Tuesday afternoon by the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office, the teens are accused of sexually battering the alleged victim on at least two occasions.

Prosecutors had previously mentioned only one assault at Walker Middle School, which the 13-year-old alleged victim said followed a period of bullying.

In court today, prosecutors said two of the boys, Roberts and Price-Murray, were “principals” in the alleged assaults, and they said the other two held the alleged victim down. All four teens face the same charges.

Prosecutor Kim Hindman told the judge the state has independent witnesses who say they saw and heard the alleged attacks with a hockey stick and broom stick in the Walker Middle School locker room.

Hindman also said there is forensic evidence of the assaults, and she said all the boys charged admitted what they’d done in handwritten statements to school officials.

2 Responses

  1. Hawaii50

    This is just wrong! My question are whether the grown male prisoners who WILL (without a doubt) be sodomizing these boys/fresh fish as they will end up in a male prison, will they be charged for having sex with a minor? If you rape or gang rape, most likely here, someone under 18 in prison, is it a crime at all? Especially given the violent and sickness of their alleged crime(s) and the fact that they are being treated as adults. Or, will the fellow inmates have to wait and fight, riot, etc. over who gets to tap those virgin asses first when they turn legal?

  2. JoAnne

    As Bubba would say, these kids are broken – they can’t be fixed. 14 and 15 and they are gang raping a classmate. What is next for these animals? Since these gems are being treated as adults, I hope they each get to experience what they inflicted on their victim-over and over again.

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