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Teen charged in alleged Facebook video beating

11:20 PM, Jul 19, 2013   |    comments
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ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- A teen is facing felony charges after what appears to be an extreme case of bullying.

First Coast News first reported Thursday on a Facebook video showing an intellectually disabled man being attacked at a park
The victim's father told FCN that his son loves to play basketball and makes his way to this park every day. The father was disturbed to see the video but happy to hear the teen who is accused of doing this to his son is being punished.
The Facebook fight caught on camera has a 14-year-old behind bars at a juvenile detention center after he refuses to return the victim's basketball.

As you can see in the video, the victim, who FCN is not identifying, is then struck in the head several times.
"It's kind of messed up that kids would do that to somebody," said Allie Young.
Young takes her son to Silo Park all the time and was sad to hear that a group of teens are accused of attacking another person, videotaping it and putting it on Facebook.

One person sent out an apology in the comments section of our original story saying in part "I am so sorry bro we all love you."
The suspect is now facing felony battery charges on a disabled adult.
"Yes, he needs to be in juvenile facing a charge, that's unjust you don't do stuff like that, you don't do stuff like that," Young said. 

The victim's father said that he is relieved his son was not hurt and did not try to get violent. He said his son is a friendly person and he and his family is just trying to move forward.  

The victim's father said he saw this video for the first time Thursday when Clay County Sheriff's Office deputies came to his house. He said he's heard of videos like this and he's surprised it has happened to his family.

First Coast News

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