15 Oct 2014

5 teens who poured urine, tobacco spit, and water on a teen with autism during a cruel ALS ice bucket challenge have been charged by police. 3 must surrender immediately to police.

Complaints have been filed in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court against five youths who allegedly humiliated a classmate by dumping a bucket of urine, tobacco spit and water over his head shortly before the start of the school year – and captured the act on video.

Based on evidence gathered during a thorough investigation by the Bay Village Police Department, three of the juveniles were charged with two counts of delinquency, Assault and Disorderly Conduct.

The other two juveniles were each charged with a single count of Disorderly Conduct.

A team of prosecutors from the Juvenile Division of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office reviewed the evidence in consultation with Bay Village Police and recommended charges.

The family of the victim also has been consulted and concurs with today’s charging decision.

The five juveniles named in the complaint – which is the Juvenile Court equivalent of an indictment – range in age from 14 to 16.
Bay Village Police now will ask the three juveniles facing more serious charges to come to the police station, along with their parents, to surrender and be booked.

Detectives say they will then be released pending an initial Juvenile Court appearance. The other two juveniles will be summoned to appear before the Juvenile Court Intake and Diversion Office.

The victim, a special needs student, was assaulted on August 18, on private property in Bay Village. The event was reported to Bay Village Police on September 3.

Investigators say the five charged juveniles and the victim were friends who regularly socialized together.

Police report, on August 18, the victim was invited to one of the other boy’s home, purportedly to participate in the ALS Challenge, a fund-raising effort for medical research that had by then become a social media phenomenon.


Read more: http://www.wtam.com/articles/wtam-local-news-122520/charges-filed-in-awful-ice-bucket-12862586/

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