GREENVILLE, S.C. – As she sat talking to an investigator before dawn that Saturday in September, Nikki Chastain cried about one thing no one disputes: "It was supposed to be a regular football-game night." Instead, she said, "it was a nightmare."

A group of teenage boys, friends from Wren High School in Powdersville, South Carolina, traveled to see their Hurricanes take on nearby Easley High School. At least one of the boys played for Wren, he revealed later in a 911 call.

Some of the boys left and went to the Chastain home in Piedmont, where 17-year-old Matthew Chastain and his parents, Nikki and Mark Chastain, regularly hosted them for weekend hangouts and sleepovers.

More boys came over later, according to case notes and interviews provided to The Greenville (S.C.) News and the Anderson (S.C.) Independent Mail by the Anderson County Sheriff's Office through a Freedom of Information Act request.