Family outraged after boys refuse responsibility in sexual assault victim's suicide
This undated photo provided by her family via attorney Robert Allard shows Audrey Pott. A Northern California sheriff's office has arrested three 16-year-old boys on accusations that they sexually battered the 15-year-old girl who hanged herself eight days after the attack last fall. Santa Clara County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Jose Cardoza says the teens were arrested Thursday, April 11, 2013, two at Saratoga High School and a third at Christopher High School in Gilroy. (AP Photo/Family photo provided by attorney Robert Allard)
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The family of a girl who committed suicide after she was sexually assaulted and a photo of the act was shared in text messages say they are outraged by what they see as a refusal to take responsibility by the three boys arrested in the attack.
In addition, Lisa Pott, the girl’s stepmother, said Monday the boys were sober when the assault happened.
She says that makes what they did cold and calculated.
Audrie Pott’s father, mother and step-mother made their first public comments about their daughter’s death and the events leading to it during an interview with Fox News.
Audrie’s father, Larry Pott, says he is astounded that defense lawyers for the three have said there is no link between the sharing of the humiliating photo and his daughter’s decision to end her life.