What was supposed to be a fun Friday sleepover turned into a nightmare for a young Indiana girl.
Two 12-year-old girls were recently arrested after they allegedly attacked and assaulted a third 12-year-old girl, Logansport Police Department officials said.
Around 5 p.m. on Feb. 25, the victim, who is homeschooled, attended the sleepover with the two public schoolgirls, People reported.
“The [two suspects] obviously did some things to suggest they were friendly,” LPD Sgt. Dan Frye told the outlet. “We felt terrible for that young lady, and what she had to endure. You wouldn't wish this upon anybody. There's certainly no justification for it.”
Around 7:30 a.m. the next morning, police took a report about a girl “battered” in an attack, which allegedly included the victim getting her face cut and head partially shaved, Renita Contreras, the victim’s aunt, told WXIN.
Contreras also alleged the child “was tortured, beaten, confined” and the “two juvenile females sat on top of her for two hours so she could not breathe, they burned her with cigarette lighters. It goes on and on.”
“They didn’t bully her. They tortured her,” Jaimie Tribbett, the victim’s mother, told the station. “Mentally, physically tortured my daughter and it’s not right.”
Logansport Police Department Sergeant Dan Frye said the assault, some of which was allegedly filmed and shared on social media, was “very significant, very severe.”
“It’s a little bit heart wrenching to watch the videos and to hear what has been alleged at this point,” he added.
One juvenile girl allegedly involved in the incident was arrested and released to her parents, People reported.
The second child was charged and detained on charges WXIN noted are the juvenile equivalents of criminal confinement resulting in serious bodily injury, intimidation with a deadly weapon, and battery resulting in serious bodily injury.
“It hurts bad because now, she has to for the rest of her life look over her shoulder or wonder if she can trust this person or that person. It's absolutely horrible,” said Tribbett, the victim’s mother. “I hope that my daughter can get justice and that the other little girl, I hope that she stays in there for a long time and gets the help that she needs.”