Teens arrested after posting YouTube video of beating 13-year-old boy and hanging him from a tree

February 2nd, 2011 by Staff


www.nydailynews.com – A 13-year-old Pennsylvania boy is lucky to be alive after a group of bullies allegedly took turns kicking and punching him before hanging the teen upside down from a tree.

Six boys accused of the vicious attack were dragged out of Upper Darby High School in handcuffs on Monday, charged with kidnapping and assaulting Nadin Khoury.

The bullies posted the sickening incident on YouTube.

“I was scared and angry, all at the same time,” Khoury told Fox News of the January 11 beating on his way home from school.

Video shows the terrified teen screaming for the boys, aged 13-17, to stop pummeling him.

“All you can do is sit there and wait for it to be over,” he said.

After enduring 30 minutes of abuse, which included putting Khoury in a tree as well as hanging him from a six-foot wrought iron fence, a woman driving by witnessed the sickening attack and chased the thugs away.

Upper Darby police chief Michael Chitwood was outraged no one else came to Khoury’s defense.

“I find it offensive when members of the community stand up and talk about the cops not doing (anything) when not one person called 9-1-1,” Chitwood said.

“They’re lucky they didn’t kill him,” the police chief added.

Cops said they are still looking for a seventh boy suspected in the attack.

Khoury said he is not afraid to testify in court. “No problem,” he said.

Khoury said the middle school he attends told him no to return to class. He said his family, which emigrated from Liberia, has had to move since the incident.


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