LCSO: No sex crime charges forthcoming in SFM High scandal

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Lee County Sheriff’s Office won’t pursue any sex crime charges against the multiple boys who allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old girl last month in a bathroom at South Fort Myers High School, officials said.

A lack of cooperation from the mother of the girl prompted the decision. Still, the sheriff’s office said it plans to continue looking into videos of the incident, adding that child pornography charges are still possible.

William Scott, a 16-year-old football player at the school, was arrested late last month on allegations that he shot video, but no charges will be filed against him if he completes the diversion program in which he agreed to take part.

The salacious incident elicited international attention and drew to light security concerns that school staff had expressed months prior. The Lee County School District is transferring Principal Melissa Layner to another school.

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