10/14/2011 06:02 EDT | Updated 12/14/2011 05:12 EST

5 Ontario Teens Charged In Gang Sex Assault


Five teenagers in Eastern Ontario have been charged with gang sex assault in connection with an attack on a woman in Belleville, Ont., in August.

Belleville police say a woman was approached on a street by a group of six males early on the morning of Aug. 6, taken to the backyard of a home and sexually assaulted. She was treated at Belleville General Hospital and released.

In addition to the gang sex assault charge, the five teens have been charged with aggravated sexual assault and robbery.

The five males were arrested in mid-September: two 17-year-olds from Belleville; a 17-year-old from Eldorado; a 15-year-old from Trenton; and a 14-year-old from Tyendinaga Township .

All but the 14-year-old have been charged with breaching probation.

The two Belleville teens will appear in youth court Nov. 1, while the others are scheduled to appear Oct. 18.