Teens accused of beating man with special needs at library appear in court

(Photo: Dayton Police)

UPDATE: A 14-year-old boy and 15-year-old boy appeared before a juvenile court judge Friday, accused of beating a man with special needs inside a Dayton library.

The teens both face charges of robbery that leads to physical harm, a second degree felony. The teens were ordered to stay in juvenile detention for now. Their next hearing is Friday, December 14.


DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Two teens caught on surveillance video beating a man with special needs inside a Dayton library will appear Friday in juvenile court.

Dayton Police shared the disturbing video Thursday, asking for the public's help to identify the suspects. Before the day was over, the teens had been identified and arrested.

Video shows the teens punching and kicking the 18-year-old victim inside the Northwest Library on Philadelphia Drive. The assault happened on November 28 just before 7 p.m.

The teens, whose names have not been released since they are juveniles, are 14 and 15 years old. A police report states that the teens took $5 from the victim, they both now face charges of robbery.

The teens will appear at 1:30 Friday afternoon in juvenile court.

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