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Teenage student arrested after forcing himself onto at least 10 younger schoolmates

By Mason White 11:29 AM May 7, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A young man is facing several counts of rape charges after officials learned that he sexually assaulted younger students.

Tyler Kost, 18, of San Tan Valley, Arizona, has been accused of sexually assaulting at least 10 teenage girls from his school, according Sheriff Paul Babeu.

Babeu said that Kost sexually assaulted the girls by overpowering them, and then manipulated them into staying silent.

Court documents allege that one 15-year-old girl from the Poston Butte High School, became pregnant by Kost and had an abortion, while two other girls were afraid of Kost and moved out of state.

Now, 10 teens have come forward and are willing to testify against Kost, Babeau said. The investigation is still ongoing and officials believe that there may have been as many as 18 victims.

One of the victim who moved out of state, wrote on her Facebook page: “I am sorry to anyone who was assaulted by this poor excuse of a man, and I’m sorry I did not say anything sooner.”