SAN JOSE, Calif. – Two teenagers who acknowledged they sexually assaulted a 15-year-old Northern California girl who later committed suicide have settled a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by her parents.
Audrie Pott hanged herself in 2012 after learning that cellphone photos had been taken of her during the assault by three teenagers and shared through text messages.
The San Jose Mercury News reports (http://bayareane.ws/1HuqsG9) both boys apologized to Pott's family Friday as part of the settlement, which put an end to a wrongful death trial that was set to start Monday.
The boys' families agreed to pay a combined $950,000, and both teens are required to give 10 presentations at high schools or youth groups about the dangers of sexting, spreading nude photos, "slut-shaming" and alcohol and drugs. They also agreed to be interviewed in a film documentary about the case.
Information from: The San Jose Mercury News, http://www.mercurynews.com/