Three California men who were convicted of gang raping an unconscious 16-year-old girl on camera and violating her with various objects lost their appeal in court to have their case overturned.
The state Supreme Court declined Wednesday to review a petition of the son of a former Orange County assistant sheriff and his accomplices to have their sexual assault convictions overturned and no longer have to register as sex offenders.
Greg Haidl, 25, is the son of former Assistant Sheriff Don Haidle and was convicted five years ago of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in 2002.
His two accomplices Keith Spann and Kyle Nachreiner, both 25, were minors when they sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl passed out on Haidle's pool table.
Prosecutors say the men laughed and engaged in group sex with the girl before putting a pool cue into her vagina and anus, along with a lit cigarette and Snapple bottle.
The three men videotaped the attack and were caught after a friend found the tape and turned it in to police.
The three were asking that their case be overturned because parts of the victim's sexual past were not allowed at trial and also requested that they not have to register as sex offenders for the rest of their lives.
Both requests were denied and Orange County District Attorney Chief of Staff Susan Schroeder called the refusal, “An absolutely right decision.”
The men were sentenced to six years in prison in 2006 but released in 2008.