knifeWow, what two teen girls in Maryland are accused of doing to a 16-year-old boy diagnosed with autism defies understanding. From the months of December of last year until March of this year, 17-year-old Lauren Bush and her 15-year-old friend, whose name has not been released because of her age, tortured and forced their victim to do things that Sheriff Tim Cameron of St. Mary's County calls "heinous" and "shocking." They were caught because they recorded themselves assaulting this boy and the mother of one of the girls found incriminating video on her daughter's cellphone and alerted staff at Chopticon High School where both the girls are students. You are not going to believe what these girls did to that poor boy, it's beyond awful.

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two girls abused autistic boy at knife pointThese girls did things to that boy like put a knife to his throat and then force him to walk across a frozen pond. He fell into the freezing water multiple times and had to get himself out. As if that weren't bad enough, Cameron says, "The victim was forced to masturbate and then copulate with a family pet."

I don't know if anyone will ever understand how these girls could be capable of so much cruelty. I'm glad they were caught and I'm glad they will face consequences for their inhumanity. So far they have both been charged with assault, soliciting a subject in the production of child pornography and false imprisonment. Lauren Bush will be tried as an adult and her accomplice will be tried as a juvenile.

My heart aches for the 16-year-old that was abused and for his parents. I have to say that my heart also aches for the mother who found that awful footage on her daughter's cellphone and that I am very proud of her for doing the right thing and reporting what her daughter did. It could not have been easy.

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