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Teen caught on camera beating autistic boy arrested for child abuse

Crime WorldBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Teen caught on camera beating autistic boy arrested for child abuse

An 18-year-old boy who was filmed brutally beating an autistic 16-year-old has been arrested.

Andrew Wheeler was detained by Florida police after footage of him beating Aaron Hill, at a party appeared online.

Wheeler can be seen pulling Hill by the hair, punching and kneeing him.

In a statement to police, Hill said that he had been choked until he passed out. When he woke up, Wheeler was hitting him.

Hill was found unconscious on a nearby street after collapsing.

Okeechobee City Police Chief Denny Davis told reporters that the video was “disgusting”.

“I think the video is disgusting. It is just as upsetting to myself and my officers as it is to anyone else that viewed it. Absolutely no way would we ever attempt to cover up anything like that. So it’s very disturbing.”

Wheeler has been charged with felony child abuse.