NBC10.com - Katy Zachry
All six of the teen suspects wanted for beating a woman with mental disabilities are under arrest. Police say they attacked the woman for no reason, and posted the video online for all to see. NBC10's Katy Zachry spoke with people who know the alleged victim.
On Friday, police announced they had arrested all six of the teenage girls accused of beating up a woman with mental disabilities in Delaware County, recording the attack and posting it on Facebook.
Police say the attack happened near 12th and Morton in Chester, Pa. Tuesday night around 9. The group of girls allegedly approached the woman while she was out on her stoop.
"This was an unprovoked attack," said Assistant District Attorney Greg Dawson.
One of the attackers began punching the 48-year-old victim. The attack then moved inside the home.
The victim suffered cuts and bruises on her face but did not get medical help, according to police.
A local parent saw the video on Facebook Thursday morning and tipped off police.
Police tracked down four of the teenage girls in the video on Thursday. Janyea Bell, 16, Jamia Davis, 15, Rahmiyah Henderson, 16, and Anye Dennis, 16. On Friday police announced that Jasmir Womack, 17, and Takia Edwards, 19, were also in custody.
All the teens were arraigned as adults on first-degree aggravated assault, burglary, conspiracy and other related offenses. Bail was set at 10 percent of $50,000 for each teen.
Investigators say Bell, Davis and Henderson are students at Chester High School while Dennis is home schooled.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation please contact Chester Police Detective James Nolan at (610) 447-8429 or Officer John Kuryan (610) 447-8447.