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Four teens at Pasco juvenile detention center charged in beating

NEW PORT RICHEY — Four teenagers at the Pasco juvenile detention center were charged with felony battery for their attack on another inmate, the Sheriff's Office said.

The arrest report said the four confronted the other boy Friday and forced him into a cell. Inside, the four knocked the boy to the ground and began punching and kicking him. While two of the attackers stood outside the cell as lookouts, one teen kept striking the boy and another poured urine on him from a small bottle.

The boy suffered bruises on the left side of his face, multiple broken bones, and ligament damage to his left leg and ankle, the report said. Hospital staff said the boy will need surgery on the leg.

The boy and a witness gave deputies details of the attack. All of the accused teens denied attacking the boy, saying they had no idea how he came to be injured.

It wasn't immediately clear whether the teens were transported to another jail or if they remained in the juvenile detention center. The boys, all 17 years old, weren't identified because they are juveniles.

Four teens at Pasco juvenile detention center charged in beating 09/28/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 1, 2008 4:58pm]
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