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2 teenagers sentenced in juvenile court after school rape

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Two 14-year-old students at Lakeside High School have been sentenced in juvenile court after they were found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl on the school's campus.

The boys were sentenced Friday "to an indeterminate amount of time" in the Department of Youth Services. Prosecutors tell The Sentinel-Record (http://bit.ly/28LuuDL ) that they can only be held until they are 18 because they were sentenced under standard juvenile jurisdiction.

The boys were arrested in February after the girl told police that the boys forced her into a girls' locker room, turned off the lights, held her down and sexually assaulted her.

Prosecutors say the teens will be sent to a state facility in Alexander, where they will undergo counseling and a sex offender assessment.

Information from: The Sentinel-Record, http://www.hotsr.com

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