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A 17-year-old from Eagle is accused of sexually assaulting five teenage girls between September and March.

Cory Campbell, 17, was arrested May 30 and charged with four counts of felony rape, and one count of penetration by use of a foreign object — both charges for which a juvenile in Idaho is automatically tried as an adult.

For each charge, a judge set Campbell’s bond at $250,000.

Ada County Sheriff’s deputies begin investigating Campbell in March after receiving a report from a third party, according to a statement from the sheriff's office. Police believe most of those crimes occurred in homes or in a truck in the Eagle and northern Ada County area. All of the girls knew who Campbell was; deputies do not believe the crimes were random.

Police interviewed the five girls, collected more evidence and sent the information to prosecutors at the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. They decided how to charge Campbell, and those charges automatically placed Campbell in adult court.

As the result of a motion by his defense attorney, however, Campbell was moved from the Ada County Jail and is being held in the Ada County Juvenile Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear in court Friday for a preliminary hearing.