- Andrew Wheeler allegedly beat and choked the boy in front of cheering partygoers on Friday night
- Police found the victim lying in the street outside the home about midnight
- The concussed boy was rushed to hospital with facial and scalp contusions
- Homeowner Evadean Lydecker was allegedly home during the attack and has been charged
An 18-year-old man has been charged with viciously assaulting an autistic boy at a Florida house party after sickening video of the attack went viral. Andrew Wheeler allegedly kicked, punched and held a knife to the throat of the intoxicated 16-year-old boy before choking him until he lost consciousness on August 8. Disturbing footage shared on Facebook shows the boy cowering and screaming in pain as party-goers stood around and laughed. READ MORE HERE
The disturbing video has caused outrage online, with a Facebook group and a hashtag, #JusticeForAaron (reportedly the name of the victim) springing up quickly.
By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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