Six members of a Sayreville high school football team were arrested yesterday in connection with a massive hazing scandal that parents claim include sexual abuse. Another high schooler who was allegedly involved is currently being sought by police; all seven students face assault and other charges stemming from the allegations.

Prosecutors say that the students, who attend Sayreville War Memorial High School, instigated "serious bullying and harassment" against freshman players—earlier this week, described some of the violent locker room rituals, which allegedly took place on four occasions between September 19th and September 29th:

A freshman football player would be pinned to the locker room floor, his arms and feet held down by multiple upperclassmen. Then, the victim would be lifted to his feet while a finger was forced into his rectum. Sometimes, the same finger was then shoved into the freshman player’s mouth.

“[For] 10 seconds, the lights would go off and they would grab a freshman and they would go on,” the parent said. “Right on the floor. … It was happening every day. They would get the freshmen.”

The defendants are all under the age of 18. Three have been charged with aggravated sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, conspiracy to commit aggravated criminal sexual contact, criminal restraint, and hazing for engaging in an act of sexual penetration. Four other defendants, along with one of the aforementioned, have been charged with aggravated assault, conspiracy, aggravated criminal sexual contact, hazing and riot, in addition to other charges.

The school district that oversees Sayreville War Memorial High School has canceled the football team's entire season.