PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Indictments were handed down Tuesday against four teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old in a Southeast Portland shed.
Three of the teens — Jenna Montgomery, 15, Blue Kalmbach, 15, and 17-year-old Jess Taylor — are charged with kidnapping, conspiracy and assault. They will be tried as adults and are being held on bail of nearly $3 million each.
The fourth suspect, 14, is being processed in juvenile court.
They appeared individually in juvenile court on Wednesday and each had a lawyer enter a not guilty plea on their behalf. Their family members were also in court and a few were visibly emotional putting their heads down and hiding their face in their hands.
The three teens charged as adults will have their trial in an adult court.
Court documents showed the victim was lured by a girl to a shed in the area of SE 122nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard. They go to school together at David Douglas High School.
Inside the shed, the teen was violently attacked by three boys, ages 17, 15 and 14. He was hit in the head with a heavy metal object, also ordered to take off his shirt and shot in the chest with a BB gun and his groin, documents said. A box cutter was allegedly used to carve a Swastika into his forehead. He was also forced to eat cat feces, police said.
His assailants demanded money and a skateboard and they let him out so he could get the items. Instead, court documents said, he went to a nearby business and asked the employees to call 911.
He is now recovering from his injuries.