Yesterday, shocking footage of a cowardly 14-year-old girl punching a lad with Down syndrome and Cerebral Palsy understandably went viral as people tried to track down the attacker.
Well, police have now confirmed that the teenage girl in question has been arrested in connection with the incident.
In the footage, uploaded to Live Leak and Facebook page Most Wanted Lads, the 18-year-old boy is punched twice in the face in quick succession by the young girl in Pakenham, south east of Melbourne, Australia.
After the attack, he is covered in blood and people can actually be heard laughing off camera.
Since when is it ok to fucking do this to a disable person or anyone in general, wtf is wrong with people these days Ya all sick fucking people who deserve to be jailed for life This just makes me sick please check the comments you will see what the scum did after
Posted by Most Wanted Lads on Sunday, 6 December 2015
The girl later tried to defend her actions in a series of social media posts, making an excuse-ridden apology claiming the man was being aggressive towards her and her friends, although in the footage he looks vulnerable, not hostile.
Sergeant Marcus Coolen of Pakenham police noted they only became aware of the attack when the footage emerged online.
The victim has now made a statement and doesn’t recollect the incident because he was very intoxicated. Apparently the male was being verbally aggressive. [The girl] was unaware it was being filmed.