A look back at the Gwinnett Daily Post's top stories of the week.
In separate cases this week, young people were charged in connection with serious crimes.
Three boys, ages 7, 10 and 11, were arrested Monday on charges in connection with the fire that destroyed four homes in a Loganville retirement community Sunday evening.
Loganville Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Danny Roberts said the fire started about 5 p.m. Sunday in an approximately 10-acre field behind the Village Place subdivision - an 83-home community.
A civilian and a firefighter were treated for minor injuries and released at the scene, but neither required hospital care.
Four Snellville teens who police say are part of a local gang are being held in jail on multiple charges in connection with keeping a girl against her will after they, along with their mother and great-grandmother, were arrested last week.
The boys - ages 13, 14, 16 and 17 - have been in jail since the March 9 arrest.
All four boys participated in gang activity by identifying themselves as The Strap Squad, aka "ABM" (All Bout Money), and are associated with the Folks gang, a police report said.
Their mother, Prima Kowona Charleston, said her boys "are not hoodlum, ghetto children" but teenagers who write and perform rap music.
"They have no evidence or proof. They're just coming up with stuff," she said.
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