Two teenage girls from St. Mary's County, Md. have been arrested and charged with multiple unimaginable acts of horror against a 16-year-old autistic boy, acts described as rape and torture; and they recorded the atrocities on their cell phones – which is how they were ultimately caught.
According to a March 12 report from The Huffington Post:
Lauren Bush, 17, of Mechanicsville in St. Mary's County, and an unnamed 15-year-old accomplice, allegedly stabbed the boy, kicked him in the groin, forced him to perform sexual acts with an animal and made him walk across a frozen pond …
When the boy fell through the ice, the teens did not help him.
St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron said that the victim’s “vulnerabilities made this crime more heinous.” Cameron added that the alleged offenses were among the most disturbing crimes he's ever seen.
“The victim was forced to masturbate and then copulate with a family pet,” Cameron said.
“It’s beyond comprehension.”
The girls have been charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, soliciting a subject in the production of child pornography, and, false imprisonment.
Both girls attend Chopticon High School in Morganz, Md. and reportedly knew their victim who also attended the same school.
The alleged acts of abuse took place between December 2013 and March.
The female suspects were arrested after one of their mother’s saw a video of the assaults on the unidentified boy on her daughter’s cell phone, and then “alerted the school resource officer at the Chopticon High School,” according to The Daily News.
Police are still trying to determine if the girls shared their videos with any other individuals or on any social media outlets. So far, there’s no evidence to suggest that the videos have been posted on-line.
Bush, who has been released from jail since her original arrest, will be charged as an adult in the case.
Bush’s unidentified 15-year-old accomplice will be charged as a juvenile and is still being held at the local juvenile detention facility.
Yet to be determined is what the girls' motives were for their alleged acts of torture and abuse against their 16-year-old schoolmate.
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