School officials confirmed a fourth teenager was arrested as part of the ongoing scandal involving Torrington High School football players.
The 17 year old was arrested on sexual assault charges late Wednesday. School officials would not confirm if the teen was a student at the high school but did say he is involved in the scandal involving three other students.
The teenager was charged with second-degree sexual assault and risk to injury to minor.
The investigation started after an incident in January. However, warrants in the case are sealed, and no further details were released.
The arrest comes after three Torrington High School students, including two members of the football team, were previously charged with sexual assault.
Football players Edgar Gonzalez and Joan Toribio, who are both 18, and an unidentified 17-year-old were charged with felony second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor in a police investigation that began last month.
Both athletes are accused of sexually assaulting two 13-year-old girls on Feb. 10. Investigators also said all the teens knew each other and the reason it's a sexual assault is because of the more than three-year age difference.
Since then, supporters of the players and the alleged victims have both been playing the blame game under the Twitter hashtag #FreeEdgar.
The superintendent sent out a letter to parents stating students who engage in cyber bullying may be subject to discipline.
The hacker group known as Anonymous has brought national attention to the case. The group sent out a tweet urging people across the country to donate to the project and support victims of sexual abuse.
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