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Seven Charged With Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting Three Girls in Austin

By Quinn Ford | October 25, 2013 4:35pm | Updated on October 25, 2013 5:50pm
 Vanburen Robinson, 18, was ordered held on $100,000 bond Friday.
Vanburen Robinson, 18, was ordered held on $100,000 bond Friday.
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COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — Seven teens have been charged for allegedly kidnapped three girls and sexual assaulting them on the West Side last week. 

The seven teens charged include Fitzpatrick Durham, 18; Kelvin Pryor, 17; Sadarius Price, 17; Joshua Grayer, 18; Denzel Clay, 19; Vanburen Robinson, 18; and Maurice Johnson, 17, authorities said Friday.

Prosecutors said the teens, and possibly other suspects that have not been arrested yet, were in a van in the 700 block of N. Parkside Avenue in Austin about 9:25 p.m. on October 19 when they spotted three teenage girls.

The van parked outside a liquor store, and after one of the men bought liquor, the group convinced the girls, who were between the ages of 15 and 16 years old, to get inside.

While in the van, two of the girls and the men drank liquor and smoked weed, according to prosecutors. After the girls had become "intoxicated," some of the men in the van allegedly began sexually assaulting the them.

Prosecutors said one of the girls was so drunk she was unable to hold her head up. She "was crying and had tears streaming down her face throughout the incident," officials said.

On Friday, Cook County Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil ordered Robinson,  of the 600 block of S. 12th Avenue in Maywood, and Johnson, of the 800 block of N. Massasoit Avenue, each held on $500,000 bond.

The other five teens appeared in court previously. Prosecutors said there are additional suspects in the case that have not been arrested yet.