Video Shows Beating of Hollywood Girl by Her Friends Before Alleged Rape
Video footage of a Hollywood teen being held down by her friends and beaten before she was allegedly raped has been obtained by the media.
The disturbing video, captured on a cell phone, shows Patricia Montes, 15, and Erica Avery, 16, brutally punching and kicking the victim and threatening her that unless she has sex with Jayvon Woolfork, 19, they would keep beating her.
Montes, Avery, Woolfork, and two other teen boys, Lanel Singleton, and Dwight Henry, were arrested.
WFOR-TV was able to obtain video footage of the incident, which occurred on the night of November 1.
According to the arrest report, the victim was invited by the two girls to hang out in a home just outside Hollywood. During the course of the evening, the victim was watching television when she was suddenly grabbed by Montes and Avery. The two girls pinned the victim down and kicked her in the head and repeatedly punched her.
The two then taunted her and threatened to keep beating her up unless she agreed to have sex with Woolfork.
When the victim refused, the two girls, along with Woolfork, Henry, and Singleton, beat her, dragged her by the hair into a bedroom, and ripped her clothes off.
That's when Woolfork raped her, according to the arrest report.
The video footage, apparently shot by another unidentified man, shows the entire incident taking place.
The footage captures one of the men saying, "They don't like this girl."
One of the girls then responds, "I told you we were gonna fuck somebody up."
The video then shows the victim pleading for the group to stop beating her and to let her go home.
In the video shown in court last year, police say the video shows Avery and Montes dragging the victim around a house by her hair, relentlessly punching and kicking the victim and leaving her with a bloody face and two hugely swollen eyes. On the video, the women are heard shouting demands at the victim to remove her clothes and demanding that she be brought outside, where the beating continued. The victim is seen fighting back against her attackers, but she was outnumbered.
The teens eventually allowed the victim to leave the house, without her shoes. She wandered through the streets barefoot, bloodied and beaten. She eventually flagged down a passerby, who took her to a relative's home.
The victim was later taken to Hollywood Memorial Hospital, where she was treated for broken bones in her face. She also suffered swollen eyes to the point that she couldn't see. She remained in the hospital for several days.
During a hearing for the accused, Broward Circuit Judge Lisa Porter called the video disturbing.
"The conduct of these ladies is depraved," Porter said. "It is just unconscionable that people can treat other people like this. Videos don't lie, and the video is there."
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