Monmouth County prosecutors announced charges on Monday against multiple students from Wall High School with hazing, attempted criminal sexual contact, false imprisonment, and harassment. The charges stem from attacks that occurred in September and October 2021 in the football team’s locker room wherein one student was “held down by four or five of his supposed teammates while they try to probe him with a broom or their fingers while they’re struggling to get away,” said Armen McOmber, the attorney representing three of the attack victims. According to McOmber, his clients were “terrorized” by what happened to them.
Attorneys for the defendants are downplaying the behavior as mere locker room horseplay, however, Armen McOmber takes serious issue with that characterization. “The idea that four or five guys can hold down another student and attempt to penetrate them, the idea that that’s acceptable conduct, that’s just ‘boys being boys,’ it’s just really warped. It’s offensive and it’s sick.”