MEDIA, Pa. (CBS) – Another teenager has admitted his guilt in connection with last month’s videotaped bullying of a 13-year-old in Upper Darby (see related story). Five others who entered admissions last week (related story) learned their punishment.
The 17-year-old was scheduled to go on trial but worked out a plea deal with prosecutors, entering his admission to misdemeanor charges of reckless endangerment, false imprisonment, and simple assault. He will remain in custody pending his disposition early next month.
The victim was in court for today’s proceeding, and afterward his mother, Rebecca Wright, spoke to reporters.
“I would say I’m happy with the judgement and everything that was said here today,” she said, “what has to be done in their lives and what is going to be replaced, and what is going to be done, following the rules. I’m happy with everything.”
Five other teens who already admitted guilt received probation, with restrictions ranging from home monitoring to curfews. They were all released.
The teen who videotaped the bullying had all charges dismissed.
Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio 1060.