Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:42 PM by Associated Press
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Three people are under arrest in New Jersey's largest city after a video surfaced that showed a naked young man being whipped because of his father's debt.
Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio says the three young adults, who are affiliated with a street gang, are charged with aggravated assault and robbery.
The video shows a 21-year-old being forced to strip and then whipped with a belt, supposedly because his father owed someone $20.
DeMaio says the victim sustained welts and abrasions during the August attack.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker criticized people for not coming forward sooner.
Information from: The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com/starledger
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