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POLICE: 8 high school students arrested after video surfaces of another student being sexually assaulted

The students were arrested on numerous charges, including sexual battery, second-degree kidnapping and pornography involving juveniles.
Credit: KYTX

SABINE PARISH, La. — Seven juveniles students and an 18-year-old student at Many High School in Louisiana have been arrested and charged with heinous crimes after a video surfaced of another juvenile student being sexually assaulted.

According to the Louisiana State Police, in early February, the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations Special Victims Unit (LSP SVU) was contacted by the Many Police Department for assistance with a complaint involving an illicit social media video containing the sexual battery of a juvenile. The video was determined to involve students at Many High School.

As a result of the investigation and information obtained, arrest warrants were issued for seven juvenile students and one 18-year-old student. 

The juvenile students were arrested for a variety of charges, which consisted of some or all of the following: 

  • Sexual battery
  • Second-degree kidnapping
  • Pornography involving juveniles

The 18-year-old student, identified as Quacie Kerlegon, was arrested for sexual battery and second-degree kidnapping. He was booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center.

According to KTBS, all of the students were basketball players at the high school.

Many is on the Texas-Louisiana border and about an hour southeast of Center, Texas.

The Many Police Department and the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted LSP with the investigation. The Sabine Parish School Board has been cooperative with all investigative requests.

The investigation is ongoing.