Four teenagers have been cited and one teacher has been suspended on Tuesday for allegedly hazing and sexually abusing several high school soccer players at La Puente High School in California, Fox News reported.
Attorney Brian Claypool said in a news conference Monday that four freshmen boys, who had made it onto the varsity soccer team, were lured into a room by their coach and then sexually assaulted by four older players, according to CBS News.
The alleged victims were brought into the room, forced to disrobe, and assaulted with what appeared to be part of a javelin pole, Claypool told CNN. "This has been taking place for at least two years, possibly longer," Claypool said.
Sgt. Dan Scott, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Special Victims Unit, said they believe there was a hazing and an assault, but that teachers and staff members were not connected to the events, reported Fox News.
All four suspects, an 18-year-old student and three juveniles were arrested for assault against children and later released to their parents, CBS News reported.