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Prosecutors now handling Metro-East middle school sexual assault case

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(KMOV) – Detectives have turned over to prosecutors the disturbing case involving a 12-year-old girl who says five boys sexually assaulted her at Lincoln Middle School in East St. Louis in November.

The St. Clair County State’s Attorney would not say much about the investigation, but the boys accused in the case are facing sexual battery charges.

Police say this all started at an after school program at Lincoln Middle School. Investigators say the five boys involved tried to pull two girls into the bathroom. The first girl fought them off, but they reportedly overpowered a second girl who was 12.

They allegedly dragged her in the bathroom and forced her to perform a sexual act.

Police have not released the aged of the suspects, and would only say they are middle school students.

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