Lawyer: Calif suicide victim's family in seclusion

Associated Press
This undated photo provided by her family via attorney Robert Allard shows Audrie Pott. A Northern California sheriff's office has arrested three 16-year-old boys on accusations that they sexually battered the 15-year-old girl who hanged herself eight days after the attack last fall. Santa Clara County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Jose Cardoza says the teens were arrested Thursday, April 11, 2013, two at Saratoga High School and a third at Christopher High School in Gilroy. (AP Photo/Family photo provided by attorney Robert Allard) NO SALES MAGS OUT FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY
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This undated photo provided by her family via attorney Robert Allard shows Audrie Pott. A Northern California …

SARATOGA, Calif. (AP) — The attorney for the family of a 15-year-old California girl who killed herself after photos surfaced online of a sexual assault she suffered at a party says the family has gone into seclusion.

Attorney Robert Allard says the arrests by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's office on Thursday of three 16-year-old boys in the 2012 attack on Audrie Pott have "reopened a wound" for the family.

The boys were arrested at high schools in Saratoga and Gilroy on suspicion of sexual battery. Authorities have not released exactly what happened.

Pott's family says she was assaulted while unconscious, and that people posted the photos online. Their daughter killed herself eight days after the crime.

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