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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A 15-year-old student at Pleasure Ridge Park High School has been arrested and charged with multiple sex charges against other students, according to an LMPD spokeswoman.
Police tell us the juvenile -- a male who has not been identified -- is charged with nine counts of third-degree sex abuse, five counts of disorderly conduct and five counts of harassment with physical contact.
All of the victims were other PRP High School female students between the ages of 14 and 17.
"I think that anytime we have an allegation of this manner it is our duty to our students and our parents to make sure that we have this thoroughly investigated," said Ben Jackey, JCPS Spokesperson.
Police say they became aware of the incidents today when one of the alleged victims came forward and spoke to a school resource officer. Through his investigation, he was able to determine that there were other incidents, according to police.
The incidents took place throughout the school year, police say.
"Parents do need to have an important conversation with their students that if there are boundaries being crossed whether it happens to them or they witness it, it's important to tell a trusted adult," said Jackey.
Stay with WDRB News. We'll bring you more information as this story develops.