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Teens Arrested Over Beating Posted on MySpace, YouTube (VIDEO)Salem-News.com
The attackers told police they were upset with some "trash talk" the victim posted on her MySpace page.
(LAKELAND, Fla. ) - Six teenagers from Polk County, Florida are accused of beating a 16-year-old girl, recording the attack and posting it on the popular social networking sites MySpace and YouTube.
Two males -- one adult and one minor -- were also been charged for allegedly acting as lookouts during the beating.
Victoria Lindsay was attacked on March 30 by six teenage girls when she arrived at a friend's home where she was staying during spring break., the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.
At one point in the video, Lindsay's head was slammed into the bedroom wall and was knocked unconscious. She was later seen pleading to be let out of the house as the suspects blocked the door.
"That is animalistic behavior. It's pack mentality. They lured her there to beat her," Sheriff Grady Judd said.
“They lured her into the home for express purpose of filming the attack and posting it on the Internet. This is outrageous behavior.”
Last week, all eight were charged with battery and false imprisonment, which are all third-degree Felonies. The attackers told police they were upset with some "trash talk" the victim posted on her MySpace page.
Deputies are still searching for more evidence, saying more than one person recorded the fight.
Source: Polk County Florida Sheriff's Office
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