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High School Bathroom Sex Girl Was Human Trafficking Victim!

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Alfredo Watts | 03 June, 2016, 07:20

The community of Fort Myers, Florida, is in shock after video surfaced online of 25 high school football players taking turns having sex with a 15-year-old girl in a South Fort Myers High School girls' bathroom stall.

The mother reached out to NBC2 News on Florida's Left Coast and said she was frustrated by the way her daughter has been denigrated and reviled after the footage taken of her daughter's gang bang went viral.

The mother who requested not to be on camera told WBBH that her daughter is a human trafficking victim who was sold into sex slavery at the tender age of 13. She had only been a student at South Fort Myers High School for two weeks.

The junior, whom USA TODAY is not identifying because he is not an adult, was charged with child cruelty, allowing a child to engage in a sex act and possession of obscene material, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

Lee County Sheriff's Office spokesman Tony Schall said a video of the incident was then posted on Snapchat and Twitter.

A school district official said the students involved have been disciplined.

"She was not equipped to make a stable, rational decision in that situation", Ms Estrem added. Florida's age of consent is 18, but state law contains a provision allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to consent to having sex with someone age 16 to 23. "They must now be afforded the opportunity to learn from their mistakes".

According to the girl's mother, she had gone to the bathroom to meet up with a boy she liked.

"What's disturbing on so many levels, too, is it happened on school property", said Kepler, who came to a forum Wednesday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers to discuss society's rape culture and its effect in incidents like the one at South Fort Myers High.

The school did not disclose the ages of the boys involved. "I heard it and thought there are some red flags", Megan Estrem said in an interview. "Just the sheer volume of participants, allegedly 25 boys, suggests mental health issues with a 15-year-old girl".

Earlier this week, Lee County schools Superintendent Greg Adkins wrote a letter to parents addressing the incident and asking everyone to respect the students' privacy.

Waid is a former chief assistant USA attorney based in Fort Myers, Fla.

'I'm thinking it can happen in any school, ' he continued. He also asked everyone to not judge the students involved.