Police: Pregnant 14-year-old brutally beaten by group she thought friends
SEATTLE (KCPQ)– Police are investigating the brutal beating of a 14-year-old pregnant teen, allegedly held down by a group of people she considered to be friends.
Witnesses called police around 7 p.m. Aug. 1 to report a group of four to six people kicking and punching what appeared to be a teenage girl in the 4500 block of Cloverdale Street.
When police arrived, they found the 14-year-old girl bleeding from the mouth with injuries to her face, officers said. She immediately told police her stomach hurt from the beating, and said that she was one month pregnant.
Police sat her down on a nearby bleachers and interviewed the 14-year-old while aid was called.
She allegedly told police she was hanging out with a group of friends, ranging in ages 15-to-19, when they suggested the group go to the bleachers on the west side of a park near Rainier Beach High School.
When the group got to the park, the victim said all the sudden and for no apparent reason, her friends pulled her to the ground and viciously beat her.
The victim said she was hit in the face, head and body while the suspects cursed at her. She said she was not robbed. The suspects ran off shortly right before officers arrived at the park, and were not found by police.
The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment when aid arrived. Her current condition is unknown.
Police contacted witnesses who confirmed the girl’s story, saying they saw a group of teens — both male and female — grab the girl, hold her down and beat her, sometimes kicking her in the head.
An accurate description of the suspects was not immediately available. Seattle police continue to investigate the case.
Anyone who witnessed the beating should call 911.