Source: The Huffington Post
Police in Rockport, Texas, have started an investigation after the alarming circulation of a video depicting the brutal abuse of a teenager with disabilities that was uploaded onto Reddit and YouTube.
Authorities are checking the veracity of the video and trying to determine whether a local judge was involved, they reported on Wednesday.
“We were made aware of the video last night and it has been assigned to our criminal investigation division. An investigation is ongoing at this time,” Rockport Police Chief Tim Jayroe told The Huffington Post.
The seven-and-a-half minute clip, which has nearly a half-million views, shows a teenage girl being brutally beaten with belts by an older male and female. According to a description of the clip, the girl has ataxic cerebral palsy and is being punished for “using the Internet to acquire music and games that were unavailable for legal purchase” at the time.
“Bend over the f–king bed, dammit,” the man says as he repeatedly beats the girl about her body with a belt. “Lay down or I’ll spank your f–king face. … I have to f–king beat you into submission. You want to put some more computer games on? You want some more? F–king computer… See all the problems they cause?”
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