Police: Pregnant teen beaten by friends near Rainier Beach HS
SEATTLE -- A pregnant teen was hospitalized with injuries to her head and face and severe stomach pain after she was beaten by a group of people she said were her friends Friday evening near Rainier Beach High School, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to the police report for the incident, a witness called 911 around 7 p.m. when she saw a group of five or six men and women holding a 16-year-old girl down and beating her up in a park in the 4500 block of South Cloverdale Street.
Officers arrived to find the victim, who was actually 14 or 15 years old, bleeding from the mouth and with visible injuries to her head and face. She told officers she was 1-month pregnant and was having severe stomach pain.
The victim told officers she had been assaulted by three of her friends between the ages of 15 and 17. She said she and her friends, who she has known for a month or so, were sitting on the bleachers when they attacked her.
According to the report, the victim didn't give officers a reason for the attack and said her friends, who hit her in the face, head, body and arms, didn't take anything during the assault.
Other than the original 911 caller, two other witnesses saw the attack, telling officers the group attacked the victim with knees, fists and elbows.
According to the report, the suspects ran to a nearby apartment building following the attack, but no one knew what unit they went into. Officers were unable to find them at the time.
Seattle Fire Department medics transported the victim to the hospital for treatment.