Brian Hamacher

Braddock Senior High Students Accused of Sex Battery

A group of Braddock Senior High School students are facing sexual battery charges after an incapacitated woman was sexually assaulted, police said Wednesday.

Adrian Rene Machin, Luis Angel Rosello and Julio Cesar Fernandez, all 19, are facing charges along with a 17-year-old minor, according to a Miami-Dade Police arrest report.

Machin was arrested Tuesday night, according to the arrest report. He appeared in court Wednesday where he was ordered held without bond.

The other three suspects were arrested Wednesday and two of them were being transported to jail Wednesday afternoon, police confirmed.

It's unknown if any of the teens have hired an attorney.

Miami-Dade County Schools issued a statement Wednesday about the incident.

"Miami-Dade County Public Schools takes allegations of this nature seriously, even when they take place off school grounds and beyond the normal school day," the statement read. "The students involved in this case will be disciplined according to School Board policy. We are committed to ensuring that school and District activities will not be negatively impacted as a result of this incident."

According to an arrest report, the sexual battery happened on May 1 at a hotel in Bal Harbour. The victim, a 21-year-old woman, was laying in bed incapacitated when she was assaulted by the minor, the report said.

Machin and Fernandez recorded the incident with their cell phones while Rosello watched, the report said. Machin and Rosello then assaulted the woman, the report said.

"That's no respect for any woman. No man should ever do that, especially in high school, you have the mentality of right and wrong and that was definitely wrong," said Dante Rodriguez, who knows one of the suspects.

Sources told NBC 6 the woman had helped the teens get the hotel room and that the incident happened during a prom after-party. Three of the suspects attend Braddock and the other is a drop-out, sources said.

Fernandez told detectives he witnessed the alleged battery and said the woman "deserved it," the report said. He also giggled when a detective mentioned the incident and said he felt no remorse for the victim, the report said.

Many in the community took to social media, calling for the senior students not to walk at Braddock's graduation next month and using the hashtag #dontletthemgraduate.

Check back with NBC 6 for updates on this developing story.

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