The disturbing video shows a 12-year-old boy being verbally and physically abused by three adults with the word “gay”.
footage, posted on instagram last month, shows a young boy, identified only as Tyler, who leans on the porch of an Atlanta home after he is scolded by a man who references sexual orientation.
“You’re still doing gay s—t,” he tells Tyler in the clip, which Gay Magazine posted on June 17. “You think it on the side of your head for no reason?”
The man then grabs Tyler by the neck and kills him. The word shaved is clearly visible in his head as the ill attack continues.
“So why do you just say gay a-s-t?” The man snores again before pushing the young man.
Police said Friday that police in Atlanta became aware of the video the same day it was posted and arrested three people involved in the disturbing incident.
“The behavior in this social media post was difficult to see and absolutely unacceptable,” Atlanta Police said in a statement.
“We appreciate the number of people who flagged this matter with us and those who provided information on the location where it happened. Our investigators worked hard to gather the necessary evidence to identify those involved and put each one behind bars, and we are grateful for their work.
Lorkila Jamia Spencer, 19, and Brittany Monique Mills, 35, were charged with cruelty to children in the incident, while 18-year-old Jordan Jarrod Richards-Nwankwo was charged with cruelty to children and battery—family violence, police said. was alleged.
All three were held at the Fulton County Jail on Friday. Richards-Navankov was released on Sunday after posting a $50,000 bond, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Atlanta Police Spokesperson Sgt. John Chaffee told the newspaper that the boy appeared to have been abused because of his “sexual orientation”. Investigators declined to identify how the suspects were related to the child.
“We are not going into more detail about those relationships, because we are not publicly releasing the person who was being abused,” Chaffee said. “We’re not putting his name out there yet.”
A day after the initial video was posted, boy Appeared in another video while wearing a hat. He insisted that his “brother” and “sister” were not abusing him when a male voice urged him to start speaking, the clip shows.
“I’m fine,” he said. “Nothing my sister did, or my brother, was just showing me the right things… They weren’t abusing me… I’m still going to be myself.”
boy, Identified as 12 year old by WXIAOn June 18, the child was kept under the supervision of the welfare officers, the police said.