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Teen testifies in sexual assault case

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Posted at 3:34 PM, Apr 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-23 17:34:25-04

DIETRICH, Idaho (AP) -- A teen who prosecutors say was sexually assaulted in an Idaho high school locker room described the ordeal during a court preliminary hearing on Friday.

The Times-News newspaper reports that the teen told the judge that one of his football teammates lured him into a hug and then signaled for two other players to attack him. Prosecutors say the teen was sexually assaulted with a clothes hanger in the Oct. 22 attack at Dietrich High School in southern Idaho.

Three football players have been charged in connection with the attack -- an 18-year-old and 17-year-old are both charged with felonies in adult court and a third player is charged as a juvenile. All records in the juvenile's case have been sealed.

The Associated Press typically does not name victims of sexual assaults or juveniles who have been charged with crimes.