B.C. girls in YouTube fight charged with assault
RCMP are recommending two teenaged girls from Nanaimo, B.C., be charged with assault in connection with a fight that was posted to YouTube.
Investigators arrested the 13- and 14-year-old girls in early April and then immediately released both from custody on a Promise to Appear for one count of assault under Section 266 of the Criminal Code, according to Const. Gary O'Brien.
Police believe the girls lured the 15-year-old victim to a mall parking lot some time in the last week of March and took turns attacking her.
Several others teens watched the brawl and at least one of them recorded the event and posted it to the popular video website. YouTube has since removed the video.
The fight was believed to be the culmination of a dispute among the three schoolmates that was fuelled by rounds of accusations on Facebook, said RCMP Const. Gary O'Brien.
The two accused girls, students at Dover Bay Secondary School, have been ordered to have no contact with the victim or each other, O'Brien said.
None of the youths can be identified.
With files from the CBC's Lisa Cordasco in Victoria