SHEEPSHEAD BAY, Brooklyn — A 14-year-old boy is in custody after he was allegedly caught on camera along with others attacking an 11-year-old girl in Sheepshead Bay, police said Wednesday.
The teen, whose name has not been released, was charged with reckless endangerment and assault after he turned himself in, officials said.
He’s accused of being one of several people who attacked an 11-year-old girl as she was on her way home. The incident was recorded on Snapchat.
The pair allegedly threw a backpack at the girl near Nostrand Avenue and Avenue Y on Dec. 18, officials said. They sprayed water in her face, threw a plastic bottle at her and then allegedly repeatedly punched her in the back of the head.
The girl went home after the attack and didn’t say anything. Her mother found out after someone showed her the video on social media.
“I was upset,” she said. “I wanted to find these kids and know why they did this to my daughter.”
Since then, she says she and her daughter have been threatened by the boys from the video and their parents. She sent her daughter away to another state for the girl’s safety.
The girl suffered minor injuries, an NYPD spokesperson said.
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