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Ridgeline High School students facing sexual abuse charges over hazing incident

The front of a yellow school bus
Austin Pacheco

Three Ridgeline High School students are facing sexual abuse charges after it was reported that they participated in a hazing incident.

According to the Cache County Sheriff’s Office, the alleged incident occurred on August 19 when the school’s football team was returning from an “out-of-county sports event.” The Millville-based team played at Stansbury Park on the night in question.

The sheriff’s department says that one student claimed to have been assaulted on the bus in a ‘hazing-type’ incident where three juveniles had attempted to engage in activity of forcible sexual nature with other juveniles. Investigators are asking the sheriff’s office to charge all three suspects with one count of attempted forcible sexual abuse and one count each of forcible sexual abuse.

Updates on the case are limited as it is currently being reviewed by the Cache County Attorney’s Office.

Jared Gereau is pursuing a Journalism major with an emphasis in Social Media at Utah State University. He is planning on using his experience to pursue a career with USU Athletics sometime after he graduates. In his free time, Jared enjoys watching movies, playing games and creating content for his YouTube channel.