Five Southeast Missouri Teens Charged in Hazing Incident at Lyon College

BATESVILLE, AR - Charges against five southeast Missouri boys allegedly involved in sexual-related hazing incidents during a summer basketball camp at Lyon College in Batesville will be filed in a juvenile court.

The boys, all athletes with the East Carter County R2 school district in Ellsinore, Missouri, are accused of the sexual hazing of younger teens June 10-13.  According to a police report, there were nine victims, ages 13 and 14.

A court date has not yet been set.

Officials at Lyon College say they were unaware of the incident until after the camp had ended and the boys had returned to their homes.  A Lyon spokesman says the incident was not reported to any camp staffers or coaches at the time.