- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

GREER, S.C. (AP) - Four South Carolina middle school students have been charged with possession of child pornography and a fifth student has been charged with criminal sexual conduct in connection with the same case, authorities said Wednesday.

Greer police said in a statement released that an alleged sexual assault occurred over the weekend at a private residence in Greenville County and several students took part in a Facetime call that another student recorded.

One student sent the video to others, and when students shared the video at school Monday, one of them told a counselor, police said. About 10 cellphones were seized from students, police said.

Greenville County deputies said the fifth student was charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Police say four are students at Riverside Middle School. Greenville County deputies don’t identify a school for the fifth student.

Greenville County schools said in a statement that the four Riverside students have been suspended and will be recommended for expulsion.


The headline of this story has been corrected to show five students are charged, not four.

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