(KMOV) -- Four teenagers have been charged with attacking a couple and raping a woman along North 6th Street in Belleville early Wednesday morning.
Rachael Howard, 17, Artarius D. Whales, 18, and Delcheva J. Harris, 17, have been charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault. They are each being held on $500,000 bond.
Joshua L. Harris, 18, has been charged with aggravated battery and is being held on $250,000 bond.
Authorities say a man and a woman were walking in an alleyway when they were approached by the four suspects.
The woman tells police that she was struck in the face and knocked to the ground. The man was allegedly struck in the head and then beaten several times.
Police say the suspects then forced the woman into a secluded area, where they raped her.
More charges are expected to be filed against the four teenagers.