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4/16/2014 (1 year ago)

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Heinous acts beyond belief captured on girls' cell phones

In an episode shocking for its sheer cruelty, two teenage girls in Maryland are now in custody after they repeatedly abused a 16-year-old autistic boy - eventually making him perform sexual acts with a family pet - and recording it all on their cell phones.

Seventeen-year-old Lauren Bush along with her 15-year-old accomplice are accused by the St. Mary's County sheriff's department on numerous charges.

Seventeen-year-old Lauren Bush along with her 15-year-old accomplice are accused by the St. Mary's County sheriff's department on numerous charges.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

4/16/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Bestiality, cell phones, teenagers, torture, abuse, autism


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Seventeen-year-old Lauren Bush along with her 15-year-old accomplice are accused by the St. Mary's County sheriff's department on numerous charges. The girls reportedly injured the victim with a knife and made him fall into an icy pond.

Bush, from Mechanicsville is being charged as an adult in connection with the crimes against the unnamed boy.

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Sheriff Tim Cameron says that the "heinous" allegations in this case are some of the worst he has ever seen.

The two suspects allegedly recorded themselves assaulting their mentally challenged victim by pointing a knife to his throat, making him walk across a frozen pond and not helping when he fell in multiple times and kicking him in the groin.

The two suspects also allegedly coerced him into performing masturbation and copulation with a family pet. Said acts occurred between December and March.

The victim did sustain some injuries from the suspects' torture, Cameron said, but he did not know the extent of it.

One suspect's mother found the video on her daughter's phone and alerted the school resource officer at the Chopticon High School where they both attended, Cameron said.

Authorities are trying to determine why the girls decided to film these acts and if they showed it to anyone or shared it on social media.

"I'm hoping our investigation will get some answers. It's hard to fathom," he said. "This is heinous and shocking. Why would someone show such hatred and evil to a person?"

Charged with assault, soliciting a subject in the production of child pornography and false imprisonment, even more charges may be filed.

"We're a close knit community and everyone is shocked here," he said. "Like everyone else in town I'm hoping to know the rest of the story."

Bush has since been released but the 15-year-old is still at a juvenile detention facility, he said.

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