Two more Molalla High School athletes have been charged with sexually abusing a teammate during a series of hazing incidents, bringing the total number of accused students to five.
Cody Lee Anderson and Vlasy Kutsev, both 16, pleaded innocent to charges of sex abuse and unlawful penetration during a hearing in Clatsop County Circuit Court.
Anderson and Kutsev were placed at a state juvenile detention facility in Warrenton, each on $100,000 bail.
Three other Molalla athletes were charged with the same crimes earlier this month. They are: John Berokoff, 18; Joshua Haqq, 16; and Onisefor Kutsev, 17. Onisefor and Vlasy Kutsev are brothers.
Following a four-month investigation, Oregon State Police investigators said the students were involved in a series of hazing incidents during a December road trip that took the basketball team to Deschutes County in Central Oregon and Clatsop County near the Oregon coast. One of the alleged incidents happened on a school bus and the other two happened at a motel near Sisters.
"There are allegations of similar conduct in Deschutes County, which I understand are under investigation by the grand jury in that county," said District Attorney Josh Marquis of Clatsop County.
Wayne Kostur, the superintendent of the Molalla River School District, said Tuesday that school officials didn't uncover anything to implicate Andersen or Vlasy Kutsev when they investigated the hazing reports.
Marquis declined to detail the information that led to the new arrests. "That's what happens at grand jury, sometimes more information comes out," he said.
If convicted under Measure 11 &
which requires judges to sentence people convicted of serious crimes, including young offenders, to fixed prison terms with no possibility of parole or probation &
the accused teens could be treated as adults and sent to prison for a minimum of eight years.
Two more Molalla players accused of abusing teammate