About a dozen adolescents followed a girl from a Grays Ferry rec site and jumped her Monday night.
The 13-year-old was at Vare Recreation Center, 2600 Morris St., with two other friends, but left by herself at 7:45 p.m., Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. When she realized she was being trailed, she called her mother on her cell, but a 12-year-old, of the 1600 block of South 21st Street, tapped her on the shoulder and punched her in the face as she turned around.
The older girl punched back and a fight broke out with the group teaming up against the victim by punching, kicking and stomping her, Tolliver said. She blacked out temporarily and once the beating concluding fled to a friend’s house to call police.
Police stopped some girls on the 2300 block of Morris Street where the victim identified her attacker and the 14-year-old who captured the beating on her cell, which police confiscated, Tolliver said.
The victim suffered a small puncture wound to her upper lip but did not seek medical treatment, Tolliver said.
The offender was charged with aggravated and simple assaults, harassment and recklessly endangering another person.
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