October 6, 2019
The dark cloud that has lingered over the small town of La Vernia, Texas, for more than two years may finally be lifting.
Four teens each pleaded no contest to the felony charge of unlawful restraint on Friday, reported KENS5-TV, in the years-long sexual-assault and bullying case that victimized at least 10 boys on high-school sports teams in Texas and ripped apart the 1,200-person town. A no-contest plea, unlike a guilty plea, is an acceptance of the court’s punishment without an admission of guilt.
The defendants were juveniles at