Torrington teen appears in court on sexual assault charge
By WFSB Staff
TORRINGTON, CT (WFSB) -
A Torrington High School football player accused of sexual assaulting a minor appeared in court Tuesday.
Police said 18-year-old Edgar Gonzalez and his teammate Joan Torbio had sex with two different 13-year-old girls.
Two other 17-year-olds, who cannot be identified because of their age as well as former members of the football team, have been arrested in connection to the case.
The investigation started after an incident in January. However, warrants in the case are sealed, and no further details were released.
Gonzalez was charged with second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.
He appeared in court Monday morning and his case was continued until Friday.
Gonzalez, who has previously pleaded not guilty to the charges, is still being held on $65,000 bond.
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.
School officials along with the police chief and mayor are planning to host forums on cyberbullying in the near future.
No official dates have been set at this time, but a meeting is expected to be held Wednesday to finalize plans.
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.
Both cases remain sealed until further notice according to the clerk.
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