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"I can't imagine how overwhelmed and under siege someone would feel under these circumstances. It's very traumatic."

Jayvon Woolfork (left) and Lanel Singleton (Broward Sheriff's Office booking photos / November 4, 2013)

Editor's note: This story contains graphic content and will be disturbing to some readers.

On Friday, a 16-year-old girl in Hollywood, Fla., was invited over to a boy's home to watch TV and listen to music -- but there was a much more sinister plot behind the gesture.

The visit turned into a real-life nightmare when a group of five teens, three boys and two girls, dragged her by her hair, kicked and punched her, then held her down while she was raped on video, according to police.

Four of the accused teens as well as the victim are reportedly students at South Broward High School, according to their Facebook pages. All five teens, ages 15 to 19, have been charged with felony sexual battery and false imprisonment.

Jayvon Woolfork (left) and Lanel Singleton (Broward Sheriff's Office booking photos / November 4, 2013)

Maria Schneider, state prosecutor in charge of the juvenile unit, said the case is "all the more disturbing when you have this many people working in concert and aggression."

"I can't imagine how overwhelmed and under siege someone would feel under these circumstances. It's very traumatic," she added.

The victim was reportedly bleeding from one ear, drifting in and out of consciousness and had her eyes swollen shut as well as broken bones in her face when police questioned her on Saturday morning. She remained hospitalized on Monday, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

Police would later discover several video clips of the brutal rape.

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The rape suspect, Jayvon Woolfork, 19, stood next to one of his alleged accomplices, Lanel Singleton, 18, in tan jailhouse scrubs, their wrists cuffed behind their backs, as a judge ordered them jailed without bond Monday morning.


Woolfork, originally from Immokalee, recently posted on Facebook that he was living with a sister in Hollywood. When he was arrested, he told police that he had oral sex and intercourse with the accuser that night, police said.

When Singleton, from South Broward High, was arrested, he admitted to participating in and videotaping the attack.

The three accused minors, also from South Broward High — Patricia Montes, 15, of Hollywood; Erica Avery, 16, of Coconut Creek; and Dwight Henry, 17, of North Miami Beach — will be held in juvenile detention for 21 days while state prosecutors decide whether they will be charged as adults. When Montes and Avery were picked up by police, they admitted to the beating but denied stripping the accuser of her clothes.

Police reportedly found a number of video clips on Montes' cellphone, including the "forcible removal of the girl's clothing," the report adds.

The police report indicates that the incident occurred at around 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Woolfork's home in Hollywood, Fla. At one point, Henry and Avery told the victim to have sex with "Jay" or they would beat her -- a threat which they followed through on.

The teens allegedly punched her, kicked her and dragged her by her hair into the backyard before pushing her down the stairs and smashing her head on the concrete. She was then reportedly dragged back inside and into the bathroom where she was held down while Woolfork allegedly raped her while others videotaped the assault.

The victim was allowed to leave after she was raped and she was able to make it to her grandmother's house.

The grandmother called police and investigators discovered that the girl was covered in bruises, had broken bones in her face and blood coming from her left ear. She was able to later identify her attackers in a police lineup.

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