- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) - Police in northern Indiana say a 17-year-old autistic boy was attacked by a man and another teenager while standing on a porch.

LaPorte police say a 16-year-old was taken into custody for battery and criminal charges are being considered for a 20-year-old man after officers saw video of Tuesday’s attack.

Police say the video showed the teen was struck in the back of the head by the man and then hit in the face by a 16-year-old boy.

Police say the boy who was attacked complained of face and head pain and told officers he didn’t understand why someone would hit him. The victim’s parents told police he is autistic and non-confrontational.

The 20-year-old man told police they were just playing and didn’t hit the victim hard.

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