High school student accused of raping four of his classmates
Maysen Melton

By Antonio Castelan, KSNV

LAS VEGAS -- (KSNV) -- A Palo Verde teenager is accused of raping four of his classmates.

Prosecutors are charging the 16-year old as an adult.

A Clark County grand jury has indicted 16-year-old Maysen Melton on several counts of sexual assault and kidnapping.

Prosecutors say Melton "violently raped" four of his classmates. The victims -- all girls ranged from the ages of 15 to 18.

Some of the sex assaults happened on the Shadow Ridge High School campus.

Dax Osborne a senior at Shadow Ridge says he's friends with Melton.

Osborne said, "It's unbelievable because I played football with him for two years. This kind of hurts us as a team -- as a school."

The Clark County School District expelled Melton from Shadow Ridge High and months later sent him to Palo Verde High School.

David Badlintes who goes to Palo Verde knows Melton.

He just learned of the allegations against him.

Badlintes said, "I think that it’s kind of messed up that they brought him to this school."

The Clark County School District responded to Melton's reassignment:

"Nevada revised statute requires us to provide an education to all students. We make accommodations for students with a criminal history to ensure the safety of all students and staff. "

Osborne knows one of the victims.

"She told me about this last year when it happened because she was gone for a month. She was telling me he did this and that."

Prosecutors also say Melton demanded naked pictures from the victims and also threatened them if they didn't send nude photos.

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