Teens sentenced in sexual assault case

RUSSELL COUNTY, Va. - Three teenagers convicted in Russell County, Virginia of sexually assaulting a classmate have received suspended sentences.

The former Castlewood High School students must complete a detention and diversion program.

Kenneth Otto Purkey, 16, Jonathan Corey Lasley, 17, Nicholas Wythe Kiser, 16, were convicted earlier this year on charges of object sexual penetration and conspiracy.

A judge sentenced all three teens to a 10 year suspended prison sentence.

In addition, Kiser will serve 6 months in jail before entering the detention and diversion programs.

All three will be placed on supervised probation after they complete the programs.

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