TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. - Tarpon Springs Police say no adults were present at a party where a 15-year-old girl ended up being raped.
The incident occurred at a Tarpon Springs home on April 13 at 1 a.m.
According to an arrest affidavit, there was was alcohol at the party and the girl became intoxicated. Police say the girl was taken to a room to "lay down."
Police say three males, all of whom are juveniles, were there. One of the boys, a 17-year-old has been arrested and is facing sexual battery charges.
ABC Action News is not naming the boyd because he has not been charged as an adult.
The arrest affidavit states "the defendant entered the room and admitted to having sexual intercourse with the juvenile victim."
According to police, the victim said the sex was not consensual because she was too intoxicated to give consent.
Word of the alleged rape and arrest has students at Tarpon Springs High School talking.
"There is a lot of gossiping going on," said sophomore Robin Kelly. "You see people whispering to each other about what happened, who they think is right, who they think is wrong."
Students told ABC Action News word of the arrest is dividing the student body. Some are apparently voicing their opinions on Twitter and are creating hashtags in reference to the suspect.
"At school he was really really popular," said Miranda Campbell, a freshman. "Everyone liked him. All the girls had crushes on him. Personally, I would never thought this allegation would be brought on to the person."
Campbell said she has been invited to parties the senior has thrown.
"They are like there is a party at this location. Keep it on the down low. Don't tell any parents and bring alcohol drugs and all that," she said.
Campbell's mother Wanda learned of the invites and told her daughter she could not attend.
"I want to meet the kid and I want to meet the parents first," explained Wanda Campbell.
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