CLEVELAND – The Fox 8 I-Team has learned that two 12-year-old girls have turned themselves in to Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority police in connection with the beating of another 12-year-old girl with autism not far from her home inside a CMHA complex.
The I-Team reports that police did have warrants for the girls’ arrests. They were taken to juvenile detention lock-up and held on a series of charges including robbery and assault.
Police are working to identify one more adult in this case.
Graphic video from late last month shows the victim being knocked to the ground and dragged by two juveniles. At one point, one of the juveniles is on top of the girl and seems to be choking her while the teen’s adult mother is cursing and cheering.
The mother seems to repeatedly say “get her” and “beat her” up. The video also seems to show the attackers’ mother and an adult friend helping the older juvenile hurt the victim.
Warning: Some of the video in the story below is graphic and might be disturbing to some viewers.
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