- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - A 14-year-old boy in Washington state has been charged with second-degree rape after prosecutors say he sexually assaulted three students on a football team bus trip.

But the parents and attorney of the boy say it was horseplay among boys.

Prosecutors say the boy penetrated three other boys with his finger Sept. 6 on a bus bringing the freshman football team back from a game. The family’s attorney, Brandon Redal, says the incident stemmed from “horseplay” and that the evidence doesn’t support rape charges.

The Wenatchee World reports (https://bit.ly/1mepEPQ ) the teen was charged Monday. He is being held on a $50,000 bail. Juvenile prosecutor Allen Blackmon says the boy could face a year or more in state detention on each count, given a prior run-in with the law.

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Information from: The Wenatchee World, https://www.wenatcheeworld.com

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