5 Florida high school football players accused of gang rape

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WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. — Five football players have been charged with gang raping a fellow student near their central Florida high school.

State Attorney Phil Archer said Tuesday that two of the Winter Springs High School students will be charged as adults.

Seventeen-year-olds Marquis Pierre, of Winter Springs, and Deoante Stewart, of Sanford, each face one count of sexual battery with multiple perpetrators, a first-degree felony.

Three other students have been charged as juveniles. They have pleaded not guilty.

Some of the suspects told detectives the sex was consensual, and others said they didn’t take part.

The 16-year-old says she was raped in a patch of woods near the school in November as she walked with the football players to a fast-food restaurant.

Investigators say that the victim captured part of the encounter on her IPod and that in the video she says “no” when asked to perform sex acts.

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