Mother claims video shows 11-year-old daughter with autism being assaulted

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (PIX11) — A mother in Cleveland says she has cell phone video of her 11-year-old daughter with autism being brutally attacked by two older teenage girls.

According to WJW, the incident happened Saturday when the child was attacked not far from home at the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority complex in Cleveland.

It’s unclear what led to the fight, but Joyce Swann said the older girls have taunted her daughter in the past because of her autism.

The graphic video shows the 11-year-old being knocked to the ground. Then one of the older teens is on top of the 11-year-old and seems to be choking her while the teens’ adult mother is cursing and cheering.

The mother seems to repeatedly say “get her” and “beat her” up.

The video also appears to show the attackers’ mother and adult friend helping the older girl hurt Swann’s daughter.

Police are investigating the attack and say a number of charges could be filed against both the adults and teens seen in the video.