According to WTVR, two Maryland teenaged girls have been arrested and charged with assaulting an autistic boy at knife point and recording him on their cell phones performing sex acts, including some with animals.
The two girls, ages 17 and 15, have admitted to police that they had assaulted the boy with a knife on “multiple occasions.”
“His parents refer to him as (having) been diagnosed autistic,” said Sgt. Cara Grumbles, a spokeswoman for the St. Mary County Sheriff’s Department. “Some of the sexual acts involved animals. It’s awful.”
Lauren A. Bush, age 17, of Mechanicsville, MD, was arrested and charged as an adult with 2 counts of Assault 1st Degree, 2 counts of Assault 2nd Degree, Soliciting Subject in the Production of Child Pornography, and False Imprisonment.
The 15-year-old, also facing with two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, child pornography and false imprisonment, has been charged as a juvenile.
Due to her age, police have not released her name.
According to investigators, the girls kicked the boy in the groin, dragged him by his hair, and forced him to walk onto a partially frozen pond.
When the boy fell through the ice several times they made him get out each time by himself, police said.
Detectives found videos on the girls’ cell phones.
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