An appeals court in Pennsylvania has asked the state to appoint a special judicial panel to investigate allegations of sexual assault of a 17-year-old Pennsylvania high school student.
The appeals court on Thursday asked the Pennsylvania State Police to file charges against two men and their friends in the alleged sexual assault.
The special Judicial Commission to Investigate Sexual Assault of a Class 6 or 7 student will be headed by a special master, the court said in its order.
The court said the special commission will conduct an investigation into allegations that a 17 year old student was sexually assaulted by a group of people at the Franklin County High School in Franklin County, Pa., in the fall of 2017.
The 17-years-old student reported the alleged assault to Franklin County Schools and the Franklin Township Police Department.
The girl was identified as Samantha R. Sperry, of Philadelphia.
The two men, both 20 years old, are charged with sexual assault and are being held on $50,000 bond.
They remain in the Franklin county jail.