In a hearing yesterday, Rockland County, N.Y., Family Court Judge Sherri Eisenpress ordered prosecutors to turn over texts and Facebook messages exchanged between the four middle school boys accused of sex abuse and their alleged victims. The materials are due to be turned over by July 11.
The boys, Kensley St. Fleur, Guerson Bellee, Jerry Jean-Baptiste, all 13, and Ray-Jey Alexis, 12, allegedly admitted in written statements to sexually abusing two sisters, aged 14 and 12. Their parents were present at this time and co-signed the statements, which describe how the boys held down the 14-year-old while she was raped, and how they tried to rape the 12-year-old. St. Fleur’s attorney argues that the statements came directly from police interviews with the alleged victims. After a hearing last week, the boys were released to house arrest. They are allowed to attend church and meet with their lawyers, but are barred from using social media.