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Teenage girls accused of assaulting, bullying autistic boy
Teenage girls accused of assaulting, bullying autistic boy

Two teenage girls in Maryland allegedly held a knife to the throat of an autistic 16-year-old boy and forced him to perform various sex acts as part of two months of bullying, authorities said. Lauren Ashley Bush, 17, has been charged as an adult in St. Mary's County in southern Maryland with two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, false imprisonment and child pornography solicitation. A 15-year-old girl is facing the same allegations in juvenile court. The St. Mary County Sheriff’s Department said much of the activity was videotaped by the girls and that more charges could be filed as the investigation continues. In documents filed in court,...

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