A 13-year-old Texas girl is in custody after she was caught on video assaulting a 14-year-old teenager on June 19.
In the Dallas suburb of Rowlett, police identified the suspect Friday and took her into custody Sunday with cooperation from her family. KDFW has the story:
She was immediately processed into the Dallas County Henry Wade Juvenile Detention Center in Dallas on charges of injury to a child and assault. It is up to a judge on whether she will remain in custody. Her name will not be released because she is 13.
A warrant was issued for the suspect’s arrest over the weekend. KDFW notes the 14-year-old victim was babysitting her 3-year-old niece when the incident occurred, and could have been seriously injured.
Several people were on the scene, including a boy in a blue shirt who can be seen dancing around the victim, but no one came to her aid. The news outlet provides further background on the story:
A video clip of the attack was reportedly first posted on YouTube. It shows two young females demand that another girl ‘get up.’ She is holding the young child and refuses.
The aggressor then pulls the girl up by her hair and the child falls to the ground. The child can be heard crying while the girl is dragged off and beaten.
The victim went to school with the suspect, but they only knew each other in passing. Police say the two had a minor altercation during the school year, but nothing major.
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h/t: The Smoking Gun