Victim Woke to Find Rapist's Name on Body: Lawyer

Audrie Pott's parents suing alleged attackers
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 16, 2013 6:13 AM CDT
Larry Pott, father of Audrie Pott, reads a statement as Sheila Pott, left, Audrie's mother, looks on during a news conference Monday, April 15, 2013 in San Jose, Calif.   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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(Newser) – Last week, three 16-year-old boys were arrested in the rape of 15-year-old Audrie Pott, who killed herself eight days after the attack. Now, her parents are suing the boys, who are said to have distributed a photo of the attack. "The sexual assault was one thing ... and then to be publicly humiliated and disgraced in front of the whole school student body, that was to much for this young girl to take," says a lawyer for the parents.

"We intend to prove ... that their action not only for the sexual assault, but ... the despicable horrific, traumatic, defaming, and savage actions they did in the next seven days, broke her." The boys reportedly attacked Pott after she she drank alcohol and passed out at a party, reports the AP. (The suit claims the boys removed Audrie's shorts and "digitally penetrated her, and/or penetrated her with a foreign object, and/or sexually abused her.") When she woke up, she found writing on her body: "They wrote 'Blank Was Here' on her leg," says the lawyer, referring to one alleged attacker's name. The boys have been charged with sexual battery and child pornography possession and dissemination. (Read more Audrie Pott stories.)

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