Three teenagers charged in Chicago for the brutal beating of a 15-year-old special needs girl

Mail Online | 7/25/2019 | Lauren Fruen For;Associated Press
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Three teenagers have been charged in Chicago over the brutal beating of a 15-year-old special needs girl that was recorded on cellphone video and shared online.

Police said Thursday that two of the girls are charged with aggravated battery and one is charged with mob action. The girls are 13, 14 and 15-years-old.

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The video shows people beating the girl as she screams and waives her arms, trying to fend off her attackers. She then falls to the ground, crying, as onlookers laugh.

It was shared online by a person who wrote that she was a friend of the girl. It is understood she who was treated at a hospital and released following the attack.

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Police declined to discuss Thursday whether the girl, described as having a 'mental disability', had been sexually assaulted in a separate incident.

Officer Jose Jara had said Wednesday the girl had been missing for five days and may have been sexually assaulted during that time.

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Jara said detectives were trying to piece together basic information, including where and when the attack caught on video occurred...
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