Of two 13-year-old girls. And as in the Steubenville case, “classmates” of the accused have been vocal on Twitter calling at least one of the alleged victims all sorts of names:
Two star members of the Torrington High School football team have been charged in sexual assault cases involving different 13-year-old girls, at least one of whom has been taunted online by dozens of upset classmates.
Two 18-year-old football players, Edgar Gonzalez and Joan Toribio, who live in the same Highland Avenue condo, have been charged with felony second-degree sexual assault and other crimes in a police investigation that began last month. Both players were friends with the girls, who are in middle school, according to detectives.
Investigators said the football players were friends with the 13-year-old girls and made the arrests two weeks after the alleged misconduct, when a victim’s family member came forward on Feb. 10.
Details of the allegations have been sealed from public view.
Gonzalez also has a pending robbery case from last year, but was allowed to play in past football season.
School administrators said they were investigating cyberbullying against the alleged victim.
“We’re doing everything we can to provide the safety they need in schools,” Kenneth Traub, chair of the Board of Education, said.
Social media posts by classmates taunting the victim have included vulgar language and have blamed her for “ruining” the football players’ lives.