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Naked Teen Whipped Over $20 Debt Owed By Father [Disturbing Video]

downtown Newark aerial view

Newark, NJ – A teenager was forced to strip naked and then was repeatedly whipped with a belt because his father apparently didn’t pay off a $20 debt.

The street beating was captured on cell phone video as the alleged attacker and bystanders laughed, and Newark police are now investigating.

According to the New Jersey Star Ledger:

“For 90 seconds, the boy is mercilessly whipped with the belt while the group continues to laugh at him, demanding he tell the camera that it’s a ‘dog eat dog world.’

“At the end of the video, someone announces the amount of money that sparked the vicious attack — a measly $20 …

“Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio said he was infuriated by the video and dispatched three separate detective squads to find the man holding the belt in the clip, which he called ‘sickening.’

” ‘You don’t know how bad I want to see the kid who did that taken into custody,’ he said.”

Investigators are apparently probing one or more Twitter accounts that may be associated with the video.

According to an update from CNN, three suspects have apparently now been taken into custody:

“Three men were charged for aggravated assault, conspiracy, possession of a weapon, and robbery after they allegedly stole $20 from the victim. A 25-year-old woman who was present during the attack has also been arrested on drug charges, which include alleged ‘possession of 20 bricks of heroin.’ “

Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark who is trying to run for US Senate, called he incident “shocking” and added that his city does “not tolerate this level of cruelty.”

[Newark skyline image credit: Payton Chung]

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42 Responses to “Naked Teen Whipped Over $20 Debt Owed By Father [Disturbing Video]”

  1. Lucas Lightbringer

    Why can´t people never learn? Are the humans to blind to see that this is wrong? Are we doomed to make same mistakes over and over until there is nothing left?

  2. Randy Leever

    There'd be a dead nigger if he did that to my kid. Piece of shit punk.

  3. Christopher Brent

    The guy with the belt needs to be stripped and done the same way. The rest need their asses kicked.Then all four need to be shot to death by a firing squad!

  4. Steph Steph Schgier

    Isaiah- are you a fucking idiot?! It doesn't matter what it's called- a "Rave" or whatever. It's child abuse. The "victim" may have walked off, but I counted at least 32 times of the belt hitting the boy, so I defy you to tell me he "wasn't hurt much." You may have lived a privileged life where you were never hit. I didn't have that luxury. I remember the bruises. I still have the scars. It doesn't matter if he wasn't hurt badly physically, but you had better believe that mentally and emotionally, the boy is badly injured.

  5. Kinna Ladyk IsGodschild

    This is so sad for someone to feel they have the right to do this to another human is sick I pray that young man is OK his father needs his ass whipped for putting his child in that situation. Now what if it was his daughter and they thought it was cool to rape her cause her dad owed him money

  6. Mary Arellano

    This world is NOT a place that I want to live in anymore. I am utterly disgusted. This father is a COWARD and so are his so called idiot friends! WTH?

  7. Dawn Brower-Anderson

    Oh my God I hope they put those SOB's in jail so they can have the same thing done to them. I hope the Boy is alright and got the medical care he was in need of after that brutal attack by those ANIMALS.

  8. Karla Roller

    This was the one of the most inhumane acts I have ever seen and I worked in the field of child abuse for years and saw a lot. This was cruelty at its worst and I hope that they round up the main culprit and then the others and put them out of their misery! How barbaric!

  9. Serrina L Hayes

    very very disturbing I hpe the father and the others involved in this get caught and have the same done to them. chid use is not acceptalbe by all means lets please help this child.

  10. Linda Maurer McCaleb Howell

    U SICK FIN BASTARDS. COME C ME U LIKE TO BEAT KIDS. ILL SHOW U A BEATING. AND FOR THOSE WHO WATCH YOUR JUST AS SICK AS THE ONES THAT DIS THAT BEATING. YOU NEED TO BE ON THE SAME END AS THAT CHILD. AND ILL HELP GIVING THE BESTINGS. BUT I WONT STOP THERE. YOU LIKE TO BEAT. ILL SHOW YOU A THING OR TO MYSELF.

  11. Donna DeMuro

    The child gets beat by his father because of HIS FATHER'S debt? His asshole father and the guys that taped it and laughed should all be beaten with BOARDS until they're bloody. I'd like to volunteer to beat the kid's father.

  12. Randy Leever

    Just to clarify…A black man, an Asian man,a white man…A MAN would not have done this.

  13. Karen Harrell

    Eye for an eye that's the mentality we need to adopt. This is appalling bad part is they probably won't ge any punishment. Hope that dad answers to the man above, good luck with that there "DAD".

  14. Peggy Edwards

    This brings out the furious in me, that man is Devil! I'm sorry for that kid, this will scar him for life.

  15. Linda Phillips-Fordham

    IF this happened to MY kid..That basterd doing the whipping could not hide deep enough or get away anywhere I would find his ass and there would be total hell to pay! I would NOT need the courts to get justice!

  16. Rob Soelter

    And this is funny to the video recorder? Turn the belt on him see who the fuck is laughing then…

  17. Jon Buford

    i hear all the anger that is said and the outrages spewn forth but how many of you repling would have the nutz to do something about it if you walked up on a situation like that?-how many would step in and stop it cold? i would, no questions asked and even give the kid my shirt/coat/whatever to cover them selves as for the attackers- not even hell will save you from me— they will answer to justice and the judgment Jesus gives lasts forever.

  18. Russ Hardy

    I SEE WHERE MOST OF YOU ARE ALL AGAINST VIOLENCE BUT THAT MOST OF YOU CHOSE TO USE VIOLENCE TO STOP THE VIOLENCE. I DO FIND THIS MOST INTERESTING.

  19. Theresa Jimmerson McGhee

    Why are you blaming the dad, he owed this guy 20 dollars and he had nothing to do with this guy attacking his son, take some responsibility and stop blaming parents. The guy who beat the child is an abuser period. Hes probably does it often and without provacation.. Gang activity probably.

  20. John Tattersall

    Obviously 20 bucks was meaningful to the abuser? Punishment: $250,000 fine!! Half to the victim and half to the state! Abuser stays in Jail until Fine is paid in full. God I hope he can not pay and rots in Jail.

  21. Vicky Brooks

    Can't believe they compared this story to a parent needing the spank their child. What these people did was wrong to beat a man for something he didn't owe

  22. Allison Farrell Mascis

    No one and I mean no one has the right to lay a hand on another human being. They are total cowards if they do.