SARATOGA -- Three 16-year-old boys who face charges of sexual battery and distribution of child pornography in the Audrie Pott case were released from Juvenile Hall on Saturday and are now on electronically monitored home arrest.

The boys' movements will be limited and they will have to petition to be allowed to leave the homes of their parents, according to a source close to the case who did not want to be identified.

Family members and attorneys for Audrie Pott say the once-bubbly 15-year-old Saratoga High student felt publicly shamed by her peers after being sexually assaulted by classmates at a drunken, unsupervised Labor Day weekend house party last year.

According to court documents, the boys removed her shorts and used a black marker to scrawl humiliating messages on her body while she was passed out in a bedroom at the home. One of the boys said that the others touched her in a sexual manner.

Photos were allegedly taken and shared with other students on campus, where attorney Robert Allard said Audrie saw a clutch of boys huddled around a cell phone. She posted messages to friends on Facebook indicating she believed "everyone knows about that night."

"I'm in hell," Audrie wrote, according to family statements at a news conference last week. "The whole school is talking about it."

Family members said the bullying Audrie suffered caused her to hang herself Sept. 10 at her mother's home in Los Altos.

Authorities will not comment on the matter because the case involves juveniles.

Contact Eric Kurhi at 408-920-5852. Follow him at Twitter.com/erickurhi.