Lawyer: US suicide victim's family in seclusion

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Associated Press

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 12:07 PM

SARATOGA, California (AP) — The attorney for the family of a 15-year-old California girl who killed herself after photos surfaced online of a sexual assault she suffered at a party says the family has gone into seclusion.

Attorney Robert Allard says the arrests by sheriffs on Thursday of three 16-year-old boys in the 2012 attack on Audrie Pott have "reopened a wound" for the family.

The boys were arrested at high schools in Saratoga and Gilroy on suspicion of sexual battery. Authorities have not released exactly what happened.

Pott's family says she was assaulted while unconscious, and that people posted the photos online. Their daughter killed herself eight days after the crime.

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