UPDATE: Bush Sentenced in Child Pornography/Assault Case on Autistic Boy

June 9, 2014
Bush, Lauren

Lauren A. Bush, age 17, of Mechanicsville

UPDATE 6/9/14: Lauren Bush the 17 year old juvenile was sentenced to a juvenile detention facility until she is 21 years old or when the courts decide to release her. Bush pled “involved” to second degree assault and publishing an obscene video. This sentence was rendered by Judge Michael Stamm on Thursday.

This touching case has gained a lot of attention nationally and with the State wanting to charge her as an adult for her actions facing up to 80 years in prison, Judge Densford ordered she be tried as a juvenile. Part of this decision was based on the girl having the best chance for rehabilitation.

The other 15 year old female juvenile was also sentenced to a juvenile detention facility until she is 21 or released by the courts.

UPDATE 5/30/14: Lauren Bush, the 17 year old charged with assaulting an autistic boy from Chopticon High School will now be tried as a juvenile. Bush appeared before Judge David Densford and he ordered the case to be moved back to the Juvenile level. Contrary to what Assistant States Attorney John Pleisse wanted, hoping Bush would be tried as an adult.

Bush will remain in a juvenile detention facility until she is sentenced by Judge Michael Stamm next week. Bush like her accomplice the 15 year old could remain in the juvenile detention facility until she is 21 years old.

Despite of the outrageous things these two girls did, the victim did not want these girls punished and still called them his “friends” according to an interview by the Washington Post.

More details to follow once Bush is sentenced next week.

UPDATE 4/28/14: Last Thursday, Judge Michael Stamm sentenced the 15 year old Juvenile to a maximum of six years in a state juvenile detention center. She will remain there until she is 21 years old but could be released earlier if her rehabilitation process progresses quickly. The 15 year old juvenile, plead guilty to second degree assault and displaying obscene photographs of a boy. Prior to the juvenile being sentenced, she asked Judge Stamm if she can avoid jail time and be placed in a community based treatment program. Judge Stamm denied her request describing her involvements in the case as “horrific” and stated she poses a danger to the community.
The second girl involved in the case Lauren Bush, who is being charged as an adult with 1st degree assault, false imprisonment and child-pornography could face up to 80 years in prison for her actions. She is currently receiving psychological exams as she waits for her hearing.
While continuing the investigation, authorities learned the same two girls had bullied another young disabled boy. However the father wished not to pursue charges against the girls at his son’s request.

UPDATE 3/12/14: District Court Documents Added. CLICK HERE to see the Statement of Probable Cause Document.

WARNING, The probable cause statement in the Bush case, dated March 10, 2014, contains very graphic details of the sexual abuse perpetrated against the alleged victim

3/11/14: On March 7, 2014, Corporal Andrew Holton of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division initiated an investigation into the alleged assault of a 16 year old male with a diminished mental capacity by two female suspects known to the victim.

During the investigation, Corporal Holton obtained evidence that multiple incidents had been recorded on cell phones utilized by the suspects. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division were contacted and assisted Corporal Holton in the investigation.

On March 10, 2014, Detectives Scott Ruest and Ashley Croyle obtained and reviewed cell phone videos from the two female suspect’s cell phones. Both suspects were interviewed and acknowledged recording the incidents which confirmed the male victim had been assaulted with a knife on multiple occasions, coerced to perform various sexual acts, kicked in the groin, and dragged around by his hair. Suspects further coerced the victim to walk onto a partially frozen pond leading him to fall through the ice several times; suspects then refused to assist him out of the frigid water.

Lauren A. Bush, age 17, of Mechanicsville, was arrested and charged as an adult with 2 counts of Assault 1st Degree, 2 counts of Assault 2nd Degree, Soliciting Subject in the Production of Child Pornography, False Imprisonment.

According to court documents Bush went before District Court Commissioner Joseph E Clarkson Sr., and was released on her own personal recognizance on March 11, 2014.

The second suspect, a 15 year old female, was charged with 2 counts of Assault 1st Degree, 2 counts of Assault 2nd Degree, Soliciting Subject in the Production of Child Pornography, and False Imprisonment. She is being detained at Waxter’s Children’s Center pending further action by juvenile justice authorities.

267 Responses to UPDATE: Bush Sentenced in Child Pornography/Assault Case on Autistic Boy

  1. Anonymous on March 11, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Can you post a picture Of Lauren A. Bush? Seeing how she is still a minor herself. ( It’s still wrong what she did..)

    SMNEWSNET: Lauren A. Bush, age 17, of Mechanicsville, was arrested and charged as an adult

    • Anon. on March 11, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      She was charged as an adult, so they can.

    • Kathryn on March 11, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      She may technically be a minor but I’m glad her face is out there for anyone and everyone to see! Maybe some humility will do her good! She knew exactly what she was doing and so did the other girl involved. She wants to act like a big girl? Then here ya go..

    • Anonymous on March 11, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      Who cares?

      • Rosalynn on March 13, 2014 at 10:41 am

        You must have no sense of humanity. I’m a mother and I live in the community this occurred in. I CARE!!!

        • Anonymous on March 17, 2014 at 12:58 pm

          w!!!

      • Anonymous on March 13, 2014 at 11:39 pm

        Hey Mr who cares you will get yours

        • anonymous on May 30, 2014 at 10:11 pm

          Hey you dumba$$ people I was referring to the comment about the picture.

    • Anonymous on March 11, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      Seeing as she is being tried as an adult they can post her picture. And honestly when Scum like this behaves in this manor – minors or not I think they should be named and mug shots shown. Why show them any respect when they clearly have none.

    • Anonymous on March 11, 2014 at 10:02 pm

      She was charged as an adult therefore she is treated as such. My thoughts are you do something as inhuman as what she has done then you deserve to be known to the public. Some may say she has not been convicted yet but with video tapes I am thinking she is up the creek.

    • Kathleen Guy on March 12, 2014 at 7:31 am

      I want to know why this Bush girl was released on her own personal recognizance. She should have been left in jail, since she is charged as an adult, just to see how she likes to be held against her will. Is there any remorse from either girl of what they have done to this boy? Where are the parents these days? I have lived my whole long life in St. Mary’s Co. and I am so disappointed every time I read the paper or listen to the radio about happenings in this county and God only knows what will come next. Pray, that doesn’t hurt anyone.

      • Mad as hell. on March 13, 2014 at 12:37 pm

        I’ve lived my whole life in St. Mary’s also. 55 years to be exact. Back then, when I was young there were only about twenty five to thirty thousand folks around here. Life was peaceful. None of this crap that you read in the paper today. It’s the transplants that have moved here from all around the country and world…. That’s what happened to our home. I swear sometimes I wish the base would close down so they all would leave.

        • Anonymous on March 14, 2014 at 12:32 am

          I’m a student at the school this girl goes to. Sir, I respect what you had to say. And I know I might just be a kid and all, but I think you have the best advice for this place. If all I hear is how terrible it is around here and how no one has anything better to do. Then just leave. I would have much rather preferred to live here 55 years ago. Because I can’t stand these people

        • JusticeIsServed on March 14, 2014 at 8:10 am

          Correct you are. I’ve been a resident for over 30 years and I can say the same thing. The county was much more peaceful back then. We didn’t have all of this madness, chaos and nonsense. Back before every corner became a construction zone and when everybody knew everybody. Now there’s mostly nothing but strangers who think they’re better than everybody else. I remember around 9-9:30pm, there would be no sign of traffic, sirens and people all over the streets. I really wish that most of these new people around here would go back to wherever they came from because quite frankly, I’m sick of them.

          • anonymous on March 15, 2014 at 10:43 am

            re: non-native Southern Marylanders:
            1. It seems that this offender has a “county” surname.
            2. Thank your County Commissioners for allowing the sprawl that creates the influx of criminals. You don’t see anything happening on St.George’s Island, do you?
            3. These self-entitled wenches need to be assigned to hard labor. We will all pay for their housing,meals and education. Should the Parents be left off the hook? Their behaviors cannot be a new development.

          • Anonymous on April 28, 2014 at 11:16 am

            Lauren Bush is of a different race than any one I’ve ever know from the county with the Surname Bush. Please don’t refer to her as having a county Surname – its a disgrace and shame to all the fine people through out the county with the Surname Bush. I think she must me related to them ones that come out of Texas….

        • Anonymous on March 14, 2014 at 10:34 am

          Oh, yes, it is the people who work at the Base causing all of the problems in Southern Maryland. You are so right. Damn all of those engineers with their advanced degrees.

          • Mad as hell. on March 14, 2014 at 1:25 pm

            Engineers with advanced degrees does not mean a thing. There are bad eggs among them too. They can use drugs, push drugs watch porn as well as the person working at the fast food joint. I’m just saying that when everyone around here were true St. Mary’s County folks, we didn’t have these problems.

          • Lance on March 18, 2014 at 9:13 am

            “Mad as hell”, you are a true IDIOT! I am sure the Piscataway tribe feel the same about your family…seeing how you are “TRUE ST. MARY’S COUNTY FOLK”. I take it your ancestors are descendants of the original settlers. Yeah, I didn’t think so!

        • ...... on April 28, 2014 at 8:45 am

          You, my friend, are a moron….county name…not a transplant. And I would rather deal with the transplants that come here rather than half the people that were born and raised in this county. They are just as small minded and stupid as you are with your idiotic comment.

      • Candy on March 13, 2014 at 2:56 pm

        I agree, she should not be roaming the streets at all! She a sick minded freak! I’m hoping to run into her!

    • Stone on March 12, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      These sick twitches tried to force the kid to have sex with a dog. They should be punished with hot soldering irons inserted in their own orifices.

    • TJ on March 12, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      As the father of an autistic son I say lock them up and throw away the key. Because releasing them means certain death if I got my hands on them.

    • Rosalynn on March 13, 2014 at 10:39 am

      I hope these teens get punished to fullest. This story is horrific. No one should every have to go through what this boy went through. Parents, protect your children, be aware of your child’s where abouts and their friends, look for warning signs.

    • Derr on March 13, 2014 at 3:18 pm

      Charge the 15 yr old as an adult. Send them to a women’s facility witn the worst offenders and let them have their way with these two. You want to act stupid and play alike an adult, well, then give them both a taste of their own cruelty. The media needs to show the face of the 15 yr old. She wants to act stupid, we’ll show your face

      • Candy on March 13, 2014 at 4:03 pm

        AGREED!

      • Veronica on March 14, 2014 at 5:22 pm

        Exactly! I have 2 autistic sons and if she ever touched my kids only sweet Jesus could save her! Where are the parents of these girls?

    • Carolann on March 13, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      my heart was broken when I heard this horrible acts of cruelty they should be charged like an adult their crime should fit the punishment what they say pray for the child in regards to what they talked to him little monsters

  2. a mom on March 11, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    You two should be ashamed of yourselves! Just because you are female and he is male does not diminish the severity of your actions. You should be punished to the full extent of the law!! If this was two boys doing this to a girl the county would be in an uproar! Shame on you both. You ALL are in serious need of some therapy. Normal people don’t do these things to others, especially with a diminished mental capacity. Who thinks abusing someone is funny? I’m sure you two had some great laughs over your abuse of this innocent victim. YOU wouldn’t want it done to you, and it’s not so funny to you now is it? Now that you got caught! Good job everyone involved from reporting this, investigating it and bring on charges.

    My thoughts and prayers for the young man for healing from the abuse you suffered at the hands of these vile teenagers.

    • Someone who actually knows on March 11, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      The guy he is upset that they are in trouble he not disabled disabled he knows what weed beer guns etc he just is a little slow and it was a joke I asked him myself and they never hurt him hurt him and never left any marks or anything this website is not the truth it’s an editor

      • Anonymous on March 12, 2014 at 2:48 am

        You are an idiot.

      • werwe on March 12, 2014 at 8:14 am

        Are you on drugs?

      • cheywolf on March 12, 2014 at 9:30 am

        Are you retarded yourself. Please use proper grammar. “he not disabled disabled” WTF inbreds….smdh

        • Jenn on March 13, 2014 at 7:44 am

          You’re one to talk using language like that. Please refrain from using the word retarded, it hurts more people than you probably think.

          • cheywolf on March 13, 2014 at 1:35 pm

            retard is that better?

          • Anonymous on March 13, 2014 at 10:06 pm

            Your a moron

          • Anonymous on June 9, 2014 at 11:47 am

            Retarded is a word.
            therefor, 1st amendment.

        • ...... on March 13, 2014 at 11:20 am

          Practice what you preach about using proper grammer. . ..you sound just as stupid as the person you are trying to bash.

          • cheywolf on March 13, 2014 at 4:18 pm

            Retard, ididot is actually a medical diagnosis.Which on do you prefer? Actually I think you are an idiot since you want to stick up for these sick b’s. So idiot it is… What??

        • Susan on March 23, 2014 at 2:35 pm

          Your mouth is reprehensible. I’d like to kick you IN it. And “retard is that better” is NOT a complete sentence, nor is it the question you intended it to be, you IDIOT. Perhaps the insults you throw would best be left to someone who is NOT intellectually inferior, as you seem to believe you are NOT.

          • Cheywolf on April 28, 2014 at 8:20 am

            You little b–tch you want to kick me in bring it on. You got threats? Haha Really scared shaking in my boots. Loser POS defending to POS’s. Look out Susan you have made a threat now we will see what the courts say. That’s an assault charge making threats. just saying..See ya in court….

      • KC on March 12, 2014 at 12:41 pm

        Are you serious? Or just ignorant? It doesn’t matter if marks were left or if they “hurt him hurt him”, it was abuse and cruel regardless of how/why it was done. Save yourself some embarassment and don’t comment any more. You’re an idiot.

      • Anonymous on March 12, 2014 at 2:54 pm

        Must be a post from the 15 year old involved…complete idiots people are raising!

      • vicki on March 12, 2014 at 3:17 pm

        Really someone who knows? Even a person with the slightest mental disorder is going to feel guilt that it may be his fault. I doubt that very seriously, These girls are sick..and they never hurt him, hurt him? wtf does that mean? abuse is abuse! To even favor the slightest toward these girls is disturbing and I would also have to judge your mental stability as well. What a sick sick world with sick people.

      • anonymous on March 12, 2014 at 3:56 pm

        What a moron you are.

      • Anonymous on March 12, 2014 at 7:14 pm

        Do the world a favor and get sterilized immediately, you ass.

      • ANONYMOUS3 on March 13, 2014 at 9:27 am

        Wow, You sound very well educated…..Dope

        • Say NO 2 thugs on March 13, 2014 at 6:59 pm

          There is no dope on here pill head

      • Rosalynn on March 13, 2014 at 10:44 am

        You are just as bad as the girls that committed this crime? Where is your sense of humanity. I’m sure your comment would be much different if this happened to you or someone you love.

        • Anonymous on March 19, 2014 at 4:34 pm

          If u love these sick, sick girls then u should have taught them better. They deserve everything that comes there way now in this life and after.

      • Candy on March 13, 2014 at 3:04 pm

        You are a fking clown! Get your head checked! Did you read the story at all???? IDIOT!

      • Anonymous on March 14, 2014 at 2:11 pm

        THE POLICE HAVE VIDEOS OF EVERYTHING RECORDED ON THE GIRL’S OWN PHONE! EVEN IF THERE ARE NO MARKS, WHAT THEY DID WAS A CRIME. WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE THEY DID THAT WAS NOT RECORDED? THE BOY IS AUTISTIC AND DID NOT HAVE MANY FRIENDS. THE GIRLS TRICKED HIM INTO BELIEVING THEY ARE HIS FRIENDS AND THAT IT WAS A JOKE.

      • Veronica on March 14, 2014 at 5:23 pm

        Your a piece of garbage!

    • Gill on March 11, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      I would personally like to see them forced into the water and fall through…if I were their parents, I would MAKE them do it…for starters. How shameful and for young women ! Unreal.

    • shelby on March 11, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      i agrree with u

    • Kathryn on March 11, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      yes! i pray this poor boy received the therapy and help he is going to need after this tragedy. Praying it doesn’t do further damage to this innocent man. Thoughts and prayers are with the victims family and my justice to the full extent be brought upon these girls!

    • Anonymous on March 11, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      You both are sick little girls!!! How would you feel if the tables were turned? Society can only pray that you get what you deserve.

    • Anon. on March 12, 2014 at 5:13 pm

      This makes me sick to my damn stomach. I went to middle school with these girls too. I hope they rot in hell.

  3. Citizen on March 11, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Released on Personal Recognizance?

    • Concerned citizen on March 11, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      Yeah c’mon commissioner Clarkson!! The accused clearly has no common sense. Keep her locked up while awaiting trial or at least set a nice fat bail so there is some level of responsibility. She made her victim suffer plenty. Hopefully she will suffer equally when justice is served.

      • Veronica on March 14, 2014 at 5:26 pm

        I agree she needs the same what she did to him . I’m sure this isn’t the first person she has done this to. She needs a serious ass whippin!

    • Anonymous on March 11, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      Again, is society in danger because this girl is on the streets? No.
      Is she a risk to not appear in court? No.
      If you were in charge, would you cost taxpayers more money? Yes.

      • Map on March 12, 2014 at 12:15 pm

        How do you know that she is not a risk? Do you want this little sickie playing with your children? or even walking the same streets with them? There is something seriously wrong in her head, she obviously enjoyed inflicting pain and humiliating another human being and you think she should be walking among the innocent. Really???

      • anonymous on March 12, 2014 at 4:04 pm

        Umm, yeah. I would rather my tax money go to keep these little pieces of trash out of the comfort of their own homes, and protect the victim! For ANYONE to stick up for either of these nasty little girls is ridiculous. They are vile and disgusting.

      • cheywolf on March 13, 2014 at 1:37 pm

        How do you know she they wont do it again? I say yes maybe it will be your child then how would you react. Idiot

    • Barbara on March 11, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      I was wondering the same thing. Why was one released and the other held???

  4. Michelle on March 11, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I hope they are tortured and sodomized without any mercy in prison. Give the trash life, they ruined that poor young innocent boy’s life. Throw this garbage away for life.

    • Anonymous on March 12, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      I don’t think they do butt stuff in girl prison. She will have to give oral pleasure to a lot of big girls. She may be ok with that.

  5. Concerned Citizen on March 11, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I cannot understand how this person was released on personal recognizance. Shame on you, Commissioner Clarkson. Had it been your son, would you have let this person go so easily?

  6. Anonymous on March 11, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    This is ####### pathetic why don’t they question the guy who was so called accused no they won’t because it didn’t happen like that he is depressed hisself and wants to fight the person who told .

    • KC on March 12, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      No, you are pathetic !!! Stop commenting idiot.

    • cheywolf on March 12, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      They don’t need to they have the sick b#### cell phone. They have all the evidence they need. Dumbazz

  7. Alexa on March 11, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    They’re lucky it wasn’t my kid they did that too.

  8. Whitey on March 11, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    I think the County needs to do away with District Court Commissioner Joseph E Clarkson Sr.
    What’s the story with this guy? That chick his niece or what does she have on him?

    • Anonymous on March 13, 2014 at 1:03 am

      They do not hold someone if they are a first time offender or if they are not a flight risk. It stinks but that is how it is. It’s like that everywhere.

  9. theresa on March 11, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    The other girl should be charged as an adult. This is an adult crime. It is worse than two boys raping a girl. A person with diminished capacity is like a small child.

    • Really? on March 13, 2014 at 10:58 am

      Theresa, such an ignorant comment. Rape is rape. All rape is horrible. How can you possibly suggest the gang rape of a girl is less evil, less disgusting, less damaging?

      • Anon on March 14, 2014 at 12:09 pm

        I think she was trying to say it was JUST as bad. That’s at least how I interpreted it and after reading the report it is just as bad. What these girls did is SICK. They should also be charged with animal cruelty!!!!

  10. Anonymous on March 11, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Thank goodness for cell phones and peoples’ need to record things!

  11. Sarah on March 11, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Makes me sick to my stomach. How is it that these young people can do such negative and violent acts against another. ..Very heart breaking.

  12. me on March 11, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    3 lives destroyed because of 2 stupid teenagers..my prayers go out to the young man…and girls may you spend the rest of your life as a registered sex offender…to the parents of the girls..maybe you should do some time as well..we are responsible for our kids actions till they are 18..how sad and pathetic these girls are..

    • Anonymous on March 12, 2014 at 6:07 am

      Why should the parents be held responsible for what their kid do? I’m so sick of hearing that liberal bull crap. When they reach this age they know right from wrong.

      • SAY NO 2 THUGS on March 12, 2014 at 11:09 pm

        How is it that everything is political. “LIBERAL THIS AND LIBERAL THAT” , you people squawk more than Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton but you are proud rightwing conservatives who complain about EVERYTHING.

        • Anonymous on March 13, 2014 at 7:40 am

          No. We don’t complain about everything. Just stupid left wingers. But with all that aside, I’m sure we can both agree that these two young women need to be put away.

          • Cindy on March 17, 2014 at 6:21 pm

            I am a ‘left winger’ and I am not stupid. Parents SHOULD be held accountable. Public schools are a breeding ground for stupidity because no one pays attention and teaches the kids right from wrong. Kids are all thrown together and expected to somehow work things out when often parents do not parent – they think that is the school’s job. Maybe throwing parents in jail is extreme – but they do need tot take responsibility because it is our job to raise our children, teach them how to behave socially, teach them right from wrong (not religion) and all this should be done before we expect them to be responsible adults. And spreading hate against people who are liberal minded is not the answer; in fact hatred seems to be what was in these girls’ hearts.

    • Farmboy on March 12, 2014 at 6:15 am

      Why on earth should parents be held responsible for the actions of these people who are old enough to know better.

      • Anonymous on March 12, 2014 at 12:08 pm

        I agree why should the parents be held responsible, they didn’t do anything, children lie to your face so easy now a days it is sad. my 11 yr old can look me dead in my face and lie and I cant even tell that she’s lying. I punish my kids for the wrong they do and I teach my kids the best I can and teach them right from wrong but how they choose to behave when im not around is on them. we cant watch our children every second of the day. we just have to hope that we did our jobs as parents and hope they lead a good life making smart wise choices.

    • Jay Santiago on March 13, 2014 at 7:22 pm

      Actually the 15 year olds mother saw the videos she had on her phone and went straight to the police. So I don’t think the parents should serve time, just people with sick minds like those two girls should.

  13. YouWonderWhy on March 11, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    She got released because they have to many people in there for possession of marijuana charges.

    Ridiculous!

    These girls are disgusting!

    • SAY NO 2 THUGS on March 12, 2014 at 11:12 pm

      THAT ARE GENERALLY BLACK.

      • KC on March 13, 2014 at 10:39 am

        Completely unnecessary and out of place in this incident.

  14. Tell Me No on March 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    What on earth was going on in these two girls minds to do something so cruel? Personal Recognizance should never have played into this. They both need to be behind bars until their court date. How sad for the victim. I’m wondering if their parents are upholding their actions and trying to find something or someone else to blame for their actions? Sick

  15. J G on March 11, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Was this a act you two are proud of? I guess your parents are real proud of you. You two need help obviously. Taking advantage of someone less fortunate. But then what’s the history of these two girls? Makes you wonder what kind of nuts are in this world.

  16. Anonymous on March 11, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    THOSE GIRLS ARE SICK WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE

  17. donkey_punch on March 11, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Wow. A pretty 17 year old girl doing all that. And to think I was going to pay for the same thing.

    • jo mama on March 12, 2014 at 6:43 am

      Pretty? Gotta disagree. Those eyes are disturbing.

      • KC on March 12, 2014 at 12:45 pm

        I agree, eyes looking shady as crap

      • Gill on March 12, 2014 at 2:04 pm

        I agree about her eyes. She is disturbed as well obviously.

      • Anonymous on March 12, 2014 at 7:40 pm

        She’s mental herself

    • RG3 on March 12, 2014 at 10:40 am

      She looks like a possum.

      • Anonymous on March 13, 2014 at 3:43 am

        lol

        • Look Now! on March 13, 2014 at 10:42 am

          She DOES look like an Opossum! I find nothing pretty about her. She is absolutely disgusting. All I care about is that they ship these ignorant females OUT of town and never let them back. I PRAY for all involved in these unfortunate acts, including the dog. Who knows why she was left on her own personal recog… not wise for her and her family as I’m sure they are receiving all products of hateful communication. The poor boy needs to go through counselling to understand what a real friend is/does. Sickening!

  18. Park on March 11, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Wow I can only imagine the hurt the victim and family are going through. These teens are sick. Sick sick sick people.

  19. Smc on March 11, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I hope this makes national news These teens are sick

    • Anonymous on March 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

      If it were the other way around it would be on CNN and Fox News, but since that boy is such a little #####, it most likely won’t go passed the News paper.

      • anonymous on March 12, 2014 at 9:30 am

        it did make it on fox news last night at 10

        • Anonymous on March 12, 2014 at 11:18 am

          I saw it this morning at 6:30 channel 4…

      • Anonymous on March 13, 2014 at 10:40 am

        It made it on the news in the UK

      • Anonymous on March 14, 2014 at 3:38 am

        And on Dr. Drew 2 nights in a row on CNN

        • Anon on March 14, 2014 at 12:26 pm

          It was also on The Blaze. I saw it on here and then my dad sent me the link to their story. It is getting attention. Hopefully these girls do some serious time. Sad thing is the 15 year old will be out in 3 years (if her sentence lasts that long)

  20. shelby on March 11, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    this is very sad

  21. Anonymous on March 11, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    This is some sick twisted #### wtf is wrong with this ####ing world. I feel so sorry for the young man. I hope these 2 ####### pay for what they did that to this young man.

    • Farmboy on March 12, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      The liberal democrats have taken over. That’s wtf is wrong with this world. You can’t discipline your children anymore. And because you can’t discipline your children, they run a muck and crap like this happens. They need discipline and mental health professionals. Change our elected officials and watch things like this change. A conservative republican leadership would lock them up and throw away the key.

      • SAY NO 2 THUGS on March 12, 2014 at 11:31 pm

        NO….HILLBILLY!!! It’s conservatives who think that their “lily white” honor row students are perfect and pure. They showed Ms. Bush’s house and it doesn’t look like it is a ghetto, section 8, food stamp recipient dwelling. I am sure that they were brought up thinking that their conservative/leftist parents could buy their way out of their dastardly deeds and illegal frolicking. Great Mills High School’s faculty and student body is always denigrated on this site but there is nothing said about the fact that these are Chopticon High students. HAIL TO THE BRAVES.

        • Anonymous on March 13, 2014 at 7:45 am

          Is HILLBILLY supposed to be an insult? Well it’s not. If you look, the post is from Farmboy. Do you like to eat? If so, I wouldn’t insult farmboy unless you can grow you own food.

        • KC on March 13, 2014 at 10:44 am

          You are totally getting away from the actual incident. Preach on an article where your views actually make sense. It didn’t occur at the school and is not a reflection of the school. It is a reflection of two young girls and their sick minds.

        • Mad as hell. on March 13, 2014 at 11:39 am

          What does Chopticon High School have to do with it other than they show up there for school? If they worked at K-mart would it be K-mart’s fault that they did what they did. Give me a f***ing break. Why can’t people put the blame on the two people that deserve it and keep the parents, siblings school and every other innocent person out of it. Hell, CNN or whatever network that idiot Nancy Grace is on will have every citizen of St. Mary’s County to blame for it. Ya know, we didn’t ever have these kind of problems in St. Mary’s County until all the transplants came here. This was a quiet peaceful county where there was a murder every 40 or so years. Thank you transplants………..

          • SMIBBIGRANT on March 13, 2014 at 5:55 pm

            Your welcome “Mad as hell”, but I do believe these girls with the problems are county folk…just sayn’. I am happy to be a new county resident…aka transplant, and oh by the way…none of my family’s picture in this or any post. People like you are always looking for someone else to blame…Momma always said, if you don’t have anything nice to say…punch yourself in the face!!!

          • Really? on March 13, 2014 at 7:09 pm

            So, you get through stating that people should just put the blame on the two people that deserve it (I agree) and keep innocent people out of it, and then in the same post, blame “these kinds of problems” on “the transplants”? Practice what you preach…..

        • Len on March 13, 2014 at 3:41 pm

          The 17 year old is the product of a deadbeat dad. Her mother lacked child support from the first year of this girl’s life. You are very foolish. She is not a child of privelege. Maybe all whites look priveleged to your bigotted eyes? True Conservatives aren’t Leftist so I don’t know how you made that Correlation. Move to Detroit, Baltimore, or Newark if you don’t like Conservatives. You’ll be begging to live around Conservative families that work for a living and have morals the first time you get jacked for an Iphone. Conservative simply means that you pay your bills, work to earn what you have, balance budgets, and don’t punish others for achieving success. You’re pretty far gone if you believe those ideals are bad. I’m a registered Democrat BTW but the two party system needs to be abolished.

          • cheywolf on March 14, 2014 at 1:36 pm

            I know a lot of “not privilege” people and I don’t see any of their faces plastered on here. Another ignorant statement. Tons of deadbeat dads and moms that has nothing to do with this. These girls are sick and demented that is it. Who would do such a horrible thing to another especially one with autism. I just don’t get that there are people on here making excuses. There are NO excuses for these beyond sick acts.

        • Anonymous on May 30, 2014 at 11:01 am

          Actually, thug, judge Densford was initially appointed by a liberal democrat.

  22. anonymous on March 11, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    What an evil little skank.

  23. Kathryn on March 11, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Both of you ####### need to rot in hell!! what is the matter with you!? You both need serious help! How would you like if someone did that to you!?

  24. Tammy on March 11, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    She is being charged as an adult so her picture should be posted publicly for all to see. They both did horrible, unthinkable things to someone who probably didn’t even know that he was being severely abused. I hope karma catches up with both of them once they’re sentenced and locked up!

  25. WOW on March 11, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    These young ladies need serious help. Where were the parents when all of this was going on? The seventeen year old should have stayed in jail instead of being released. She needs a taste of her own medicine. Perfect case of spoiled girls with to much time on their hands.

    Get your child some help.

  26. Anonymous on March 11, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    I hope the victim gets a lot of love and help so this can never happen to him again. So many lives are never the same because of this now.

  27. mother to a special needs son on March 11, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    She is lucky it wasn’t my son because I don’t think personal recognizance would of been a good call. How was he in the presence of these two for them to do this?

    • Firefighter Mom Too on March 12, 2014 at 7:18 am

      OH YES,released on personal recognizance would have been a great call if that were my son.

  28. Anonymous on March 11, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    I think they should be required to list as Sex Offenders on the registry when they turn 18 respectively and that these events should follow them wherever they go. I think that they should be required to stay on the registry as long as any other sexual predator should.

    • Look Now! on March 13, 2014 at 4:55 pm

      My feeling, if they are old enough to do the crime – which included sexually abusing a minor (or anyone at that regardless of their age), they should HAVE to register as a Sexual Offender. Keep in mind, most people THIS age employ themselves as babysitters…

  29. Concerned on March 11, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    So she is released and the 15 yr old is in juvi? And she clearly seems like she can be trusted. Good call commish.

  30. Mel on March 11, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Pure SCUM don’t ever let me see these girls in public!! Trash! As a sister of a mentally challenged person if you think what they did was bad you don’t want to know what pain I would cause them!!! Hope she becomes Someones b*tch in jail! Dirty piece of filth!#

    • disgusted on March 12, 2014 at 5:13 pm

      I agree with you 100%. I would do the exact same

  31. Patricia on March 12, 2014 at 5:24 am

    I hope these two people will get what they deserve once they get to jail ! Real people don’t like what these two girls did and neither do inmates at any correctional facility in the USA. I’m sure they will get what is coming their way in th end. Pieces of trash is what they are !

  32. Above You on March 12, 2014 at 5:54 am

    Those eyes – wow. Her family must’ve kept it close, really close.

    • Anonymous on March 12, 2014 at 8:34 am

      Ha!

    • Anon on March 12, 2014 at 9:43 am

      LMFAO!!!! I thought the same thing!

    • KC on March 12, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      hilarious !!!!

  33. anonymous on March 12, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Theres 2 sides to every story people

    • parent on March 12, 2014 at 8:10 am

      Right. Come defend these POS girls. The video was staged, huh? It was done for a school project. Yeah, there is 2 sides to every story…but I doubt there is a side that shows these crazy bitch3s in a good light.

    • Anon on March 12, 2014 at 9:44 am

      So you are sticking up for these sick, twisted, pieces of trashy pond scum?! You need Jesus!

    • KC on March 12, 2014 at 12:47 pm

      Normally you are right, there is two sides to every story, however when people are friggin ignorant and video their cruel acts, there is no longer two sides – there’s a video and the truth.

    • cheywolf on March 12, 2014 at 2:33 pm

      They have video proof. Geesh why are you defending this trash?

    • The Mooch on March 12, 2014 at 11:21 pm

      Are you serious? There are two sides to each story? Two girls took advantage of a mentally challenged person. That is sick in itself. To do what they did to him takes a special type of evil and sickness. There is NO excuse you can come up with to justify this. For that to happen to him in his own home!!! Did you actually read the charging documents?

    • Look Now! on March 13, 2014 at 10:45 am

      Two sides to every story???? You are freaking NUTS!!!!!!!

  34. Vicki on March 12, 2014 at 7:23 am

    As a parent, I would have beat the $%$% out of both of them and then shared a cell with them. So disgusting. I wish them both the worst lives two miserable people can ever have. They both deserve to go to hell!

  35. atlas shrugged on March 12, 2014 at 8:03 am

    why the long face?…

  36. Anonymous on March 12, 2014 at 9:11 am

    At the very least, I would hope the parents would make their child sit at the kitchen table with them and read all these comments aloud, in the hope that she would then realize what society thinks of her acts. Also to the posters who are defending the situation, take a literacy course.

  37. Anon on March 12, 2014 at 9:50 am

    This story makes my stomach turn. As someone with a mentally handicapped family member and someone who has volunteered multiple times to be a buddy for Special Olympics this makes my blood boil! How can ANYONE do this to a person?! He was probably happy to have these girls spending time with him but little did he know all that they were doing to him was just sick and despicable. These commissioners are a JOKE! You let her go on PR?! What if it was your son being abused?! I hope these girls are ready to face the same torture this boy did because people in jail don’t take kindly to child rapists/abusers. I really hope this boy gets the help he needs to heal. And for the idiot sticking up for these girls learn better spelling and grammar….ya know what just stop thinking or speaking at all. All that comes out if your mouth is idiotic comments supporting rapists and abusers. If you think what they are doing is fine you need help! Neither one of them will date you any time soon.

  38. anonimous on March 12, 2014 at 11:37 am

    There is are reality we all have to think about. YES, the girls are guilty of taking advantage, even if the boy is not so innocent himself, but WHERE ARE THE PARENTS of all this kids, especially the “diminished mental capacity young man”? Do they let him stay by himself every day after school? Are they aware of what he does? I DO NOT THINK SO.
    Sadly many times we see either that you cannot correct your child properly or it is called child abuse or that parents do not pay enough attention to what really matters, especially if the kid has special needs. I firmly believe that having God as a center of the family will solve and avoid many many problems of moral and behavior in our society. God bless us all!

    • cheywolf on March 12, 2014 at 2:37 pm

      Where are the parents what does that have to do with anything. What is wrong with you? These two little b’s thought it was ok to do these types of acts and you wonder where the parents are. Seriously? One would be more concerned why these two white trash “girls” would do such a thing. liberals always trying to place blame instead of accepting responsibility for ones actions.

      • wow just wow on March 12, 2014 at 3:17 pm

        Why do you keep saying this is a liberal opinion? Parents raised those girls to have poor morals. You’re not born a ###### person, unless you are diagnosed as mentally ill. So please calm down with your opinion stereotyping.

        • cheywolf on March 13, 2014 at 1:41 pm

          Not true some people are born evil.

    • Anon on March 13, 2014 at 8:53 am

      Parents there or not doesn’t matter. These girls know right from wrong. Does anyone watch their teenage kids 24/7? Maybe the parents of the victim trusted one or both of these girls to keep an eye on him from time to time.

      • anonymous on March 13, 2014 at 1:30 pm

        The responsibility of a parent is to watch and care for the well being of the kids at all times. Under the supervision of a responsible adult, I bet this would have never happened. I might be out of the norm, but YES, I know where my kids are AT ALL TIMES. This was a preventable series of events.

        • Anonymous on March 14, 2014 at 11:27 pm

          Uwaiting

        • cheywolf on March 21, 2014 at 4:03 pm

          I bet you don’t…

  39. anonymous on March 12, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    The law has to be strictly enforced IN FAVOR OF THE VICTIMS and not of the offenders. There is too much leniency towards the offenders this days. If enforced all the time, it will send a message to other “want to be offenders” on what to expect from the law and hopefully they will deter from doing it.

  40. pwahaha on March 12, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    pft…parents..yeah, right..they groomed such a pleasant little angle. scumbags.

  41. MAV on March 12, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Can we say sociopath? Both of these girls are sociopaths….and there is no help for sociopaths. I feel bad for the young man who went thru their games.

    For the person who thinks the parents should be held accountable….no they shouldn’t. As stated above, they are grown girls who know right from wrong….and parents have no control of their children turning out as sociopaths.

    For the person stating the young man is upset these girls got caught…this should show you that he doesn’t really understand the magnitude of their actions. He should be thankful something more serious didn’t happen to him….most sociopaths start out torturing and then eventually killing small animals….be thankful they were caught before it got that far with him.

    For the people of the county….we should be thankful these sociopaths got caught now and not years down the road when they have had time to ruin and possibly kill others. But we all need to pray the justice system is NOT merciful to them and locks them away for a very long time.

    As stated above, you can’t fix sociopaths….lock them up and throw away the key….their is no hope and they will manipulate the system to get out.

    • fedup on March 14, 2014 at 12:08 am

      I agree with you 100%.This is as bad as a horror movie.These two monsters are the makings of serial killers and molesters .For them to do such a cruel and sickening act at such a young age is heart crushing.And sadly the 15yr old will be out at the age of 21 most likely for what charges that she will receive ,but hope to god the 17yr old will at least get 30 at the least and have a sad accident at which ever penitentiary she ends up at .haven’t seen nothing concerning the attempted murder chargers which should be brought on both of them.But I one who was in law-enforcement many years ago and honestly say our justice system needs a major over hall can not understand what com Clarkson based his judgment on to let that monster back on the street and find her no threat to our community or our own chiLDERN!!!!!THESE ARE TWO SICK AND DANGEROUS MONSTERS THAT NEED TO BE CHARGED WITH EVERY POSSIBLE OFFENSE TO KEEP THEM AWAY FROM OUR CHILERN AND FAMILIES.I truly hope both get the most time that the law can throw at them and have a very painful and sicking ,painful death.my prayers and thoughts go out to that young man and his family.there are crisis numbers that they can call to help them through these terrible times.lets try and keep the faith my fellow friends,

  42. AMB on March 12, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    I say lock them up and throw away the key.

  43. Cat on March 12, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    WHITE TRASH!!!!!!!!

    • SAY NO 2 THUGS on March 12, 2014 at 11:34 pm

      What would you call them if they had been hispanic or negroic???…….nevermind I already know. BIGOTS ARE THE WORSE.

      • KC on March 13, 2014 at 10:48 am

        I would call them sick, cruel, evil low lifes regardless of their race.

  44. Anonymous on March 12, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    If this had been two black boys doing this to a mentally disabled white girl, they would’ve put those kids UNDER the jail. The fact that she’s out and walking around shows a distinct double standard. I’d be willing to bet money this girl doesn’t do any real time. A year in county, at most.

    • Katy on March 12, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      I agree !

    • cheywolf on March 12, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      But it wasn’t why bring color in on everything SERIOUSLY!!!! Not everything is about color. And wonders why racism will never end because no one will let it.

    • anonymous on March 12, 2014 at 4:13 pm

      I would agree with you on the fact if it were 2 boys doing this to a girl. But skin color has nothing to do with it.

    • KC on March 13, 2014 at 10:49 am

      WTF does that have to do with anything???? This is NOT about race, don’t make it about it.

    • Lance on March 13, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      I will take your money, and your broke ass “BLACK” card! All these men mentioned below were either released on their own recognizance or paid low or reduced fines…and they are NOT white…You need to stop feeling sorry for yourself, and quit making things about color!!! IDIOT!!!

      Michael Eugene Hill Jr…suspect threatened the victim with bodily harm if she did not give him the money…had his bail reduced to $2,500.00, he was then released after posting the established bond pending further action by judicial authorities – “BLACK” That’s like $250.00, seeing how all you post is 10%.

      Terry Lee Kent Jr…failed to stop and traveled East on Great Mills Road at a high rate of speed…struck another vehicle…bail was set at $10,000. It took everything below to finally reach this amount bail…REALLY!!!
      Earlier this month…Kent was identified as a distributor of heroin…arrested and has multiple additional charges pending…was released on his own personal recognizance. HEROIN!! Must of thought he was a white kid and released him on own recognizance…REALLY!!!
      In the past Kent has been found guilty of the following traffic violations in St. Mary’s County
      3/30/2011 – driving on a learners permit without required supervision
      5/21/2011 – driving motor vehicle on highway without required license and authorization
      5/21/2011 – operator not restrained by a seat belt
      8/31/2012 – person driving motor vehicle on suspended license and privilege
      4/20/2012- person driving motor vehicle on suspended license and privilege
      4/28/2012 – driving motor vehicle on highway without required license and authorization
      12/14/2012 – driving motor vehicle on highway without required license and authorization
      12/14/2012 – exceeding maximum speed: 94 mph in a posted 50 mph zone
      Kent also had the following violations dropped by the states attorneys office in St. Mary’s County
      5/21/2011 – exceeding maximum speed: 54 mph in a posted 35 mph zone
      5/21/2011 – person driving motor vehicle on highway or public use property on suspended license and privilege
      5/21/2011 – holder of learner’s permit driving w/o required supervision
      8/31/2012 – negligent driving
      8/31/2012 – driving vehicle on hwy. at speed exceeding limit (80 in 55)
      8/31/2012 – driving a rented motor vehicle in violation of rental agreement
      8/31/2012 – driving motor vehicle while license suspended
      4/28/2012 – driver spinning wheels
      4/28/2012 – person driving motor vehicle on highway or public use property on suspended
      license and privilege
      4/28/2012 – person driving motor vehicle while license suspended under 17-106, 26-204, 26-206, 27-103
      12/14/2012 – person driving motor vehicle on highway or public use property on suspended license and privilege
      12/14/2012 – person driving motor vehicle while license suspended under 17-106, 26-204, 26-206, 27-103 – These were all dropped – “BLACK”

      Bradley Leon Hall aka “Cookie Monster”…arrested for drug possession…released on his own personal recognizance. – “BLACK”

      Jermaine Dickerson…suspended Maryland registration…driver’s license was also suspended. Deputy Krum detected an odor of marijuana…a significant quantity of suspected marijuana was located inside the vehicle…and bail was set at $3,000.00, he was released. – “BLACK” This one endes up being around $300.00 by posting 10% of the bail…

      They are all BLACK, and they really seem to have been mis-treated and un-fairly punished…NOT! This isn’t the 50’s or 60’s, the racial card is a cop-out, and usually thrown out by people looking for an easy way to anything. You or your parents were never slaves, and you probably have it better than 70% of the white people in Saint Mary’s County… SHUT UP ALREADY WITH THE RACE CARD!!!

      • cheywolf on March 14, 2014 at 9:02 am

        Thank you! I don’t know why people can’t stick to the story and have to bring everything else into it, which has nothing to do with anything.
        This was a horrible crime and whatever they are they need to be punished to the full extent of the law and beyond.
        I just can not comprehend these/those acts against another living creature. I don’t know how someone would think it would be funny. I guess I must be missing something because I truly don’t get it. Very sad and heartbreaking….

  45. wow just wow on March 12, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    I’m sorry, but the commenter saying that the boy this was done to doesn’t even want these girls to be charged needs to sit down.

    If he’s at a diminished mental capacity, he most likely isn’t the person to make that judgment. Regardless if he feels he was assaulted these girls still participated in producing child porn pornography, which should get them a rightful spot on the sex offender list.

    God forbid they not have this on their record, get a baby sitting job, and decide it’s funny to make little children masterbate and film it. Disgusting.

    And to the person who said blaming the parebts is “liberal,” you’re also an idiot. It starts at home, if my kids were sick and disgusting enough to do this I would definitely blame myself.

  46. successful on March 12, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Absolutely disgusting. Put both of these girls somewhere, far away from society. Like, on a noose!!

  47. billy on March 12, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    why arent they charging them with sex crimes or rape . if this would have been a guy doing this to a girl they would have charged them with a sexual crime. is there a double standard for women?

  48. Tam on March 12, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    So even “if” this boy knew what he was doing…..then at the very least they ALL should be charged with animal abuse! After reading the charging documents it just makes me sick!

    • cheywolf on March 12, 2014 at 3:38 pm

      The boy is autistic what is wrong with you? Seriously???? What a bunch of sick individuals including you for you nonsense of a comment.

      • anon on June 5, 2014 at 12:27 pm

        cheywolf you obviously didnt read the charging documents. Tam was not calling the boy an animal. He was speaking of the dog in the charging documents.

  49. L on March 12, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    I would like to see the charge of attempted murder be added, per the court documents these girls had this young man walk out further and further on the ice until he fell through the ice. Thank goodness he was able to pull himself back up out of the water, if not he could have froze to death or drown. I can not understand why these girls both are not sitting in jail.

  50. ummmm??? on March 12, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Not commenting on what’s right or who’s right but I’m pretty sure the kid this happened to already commented on this page. Just something to think about while everyone argues with each other….

    • anonymous on March 12, 2014 at 4:21 pm

      I don’t understand the point of this statement.

    • Map on March 12, 2014 at 4:48 pm

      and you would know this how?

    • Anonymous on March 12, 2014 at 10:28 pm

      I got the same vibe, that he’s been posting here…and look at those replies. Nice.

    • KC on March 13, 2014 at 11:03 am

      I hope you are not right on this one. :(

  51. Pamela on March 12, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Red, White, black or purple; those girls are sick! This is not about race or their parents. Those girls are predators and needed to be caught and locked up.

  52. Parent of A Special Needs Child on March 12, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I have read all of the comments above, and I must say it is very disturbing to read some of the replies. If you all would actually read what the are both being charged with, you all would changed your minds.I was appalled when reading the charges of these girls. The 17 year old should not of gotten out of jail. I hope justice will be severed on both girls. And for that young man, I am truly sorry that you had to endure that abuse from those #######, may GOD be with you! Maybe they should charge the girls with attempted murder.

  53. Katy on March 12, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    White kids these days are getting out of control

    • Anonymous on March 12, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      Idiot, this has nothing to do with race.

    • anonymous on March 12, 2014 at 10:07 pm

      Well the blacks have BEEN out of control

      • DERP on March 13, 2014 at 8:45 am

        Wow.

        • anonymous on March 13, 2014 at 2:58 pm

          Katy asked for it

    • fedup on March 14, 2014 at 1:11 am

      ALL KIDS THESE DAYS ARE GETTING OUT OF CONTROL.THE COLOR OF THIER SKIN HAS NO BAIRING ON THERE ACTIONS .RACE ,COLOR ,POLOTICS HAS NO PLACE WHAT SO EVER IN THIS CASE.THE ACTIONS OF THESE TWO ARE THE SUBJECT FOR THERE CRIMIMAL BEHAVIOR .ALSO I HAVE BEEN ALL OVER THE U.S AND OVER SEAS AND EVERY PARENT I’V EVER TALKED TO ,RICH,POOR,GAY AND STRAIGHT HAVE THE SAME TYPES OF PROBLEMS WITH THERE CHIDERN JUST AS WE DO HERE IN THE GOOD OLD U.S.A ….SO PLEASE STOP TRYING TO PUT THE RACE CARD IN THIS ,IT ONLY BRINGS OUT YOUR INGNORENT INBREED RACISM .THIS IS NOT MENT AS AN INSOLT TO YOU BUT A REMINDER THAT THE COLOR OF ONES SKIN HAS NO REVOLENCE IN THE HORRORFYING ABUSE THAT THESE TWO CREATORS PUT ON AN PERSON WITH SPECIAL NEEDS .

  54. cheywolf on March 12, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Parents must be so proud to raise these sick individuals. This makes me sick to my stomach. Nasty sick people.

  55. Miss325 on March 12, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    MSN is carrying this story now. I agree with the person who mentioned sociopath. I don’t believe the parents can be blamed for everything at some point kids make their own decisions sometimes completely opposite of what they were taught.

  56. SAY NO 2 THUGS on March 12, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    How is everything turned so political. I am pretty darn sure by the looks of things that the suspects/alleged are from a rightwing/conservative household. To blame every crime on liberals and leftists is absurd. The problem in society today is rightwing conservatives always ranting about crimes that they perpetuate as always being committed by liberal sympathizers as if conservatives only commit “WHITE COLLAR CRIMES”. Get your pug noses out the air and face reality that CRIME IS NOT SEPERATED BY CLASS, ETHNICITY, NEIGHBORHOODS, ETC. Morons on here blame every illeffect on liberals and the lower incomes. Take your blinders off and face the harsh reality that kids that have a silver spoon in their mouths, drive BMW’s to high school, members of the honor societies, and those that attend affluent colleges commit heinous crimes as well……I WOULD LIKE TO BE POSTED, MY LAST FEW POSTS HAVE NOT! thnx

    • Smczzzz on March 12, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      They weren’t posted because they were ignorant like this post.

    • Citizen on March 13, 2014 at 9:40 am

      Regardless of whether these disgusting girls came from a rightwing/conservative household or a liberal/leftist household, the fact is that they commited a heinous crime. Through your speculation that they came from a rightwing/conservative household, you put yourself on the same level as the people who are blaming this on liberals/leftists. Not sure if you noticed that…

      As for these girls – there is a special place in hell for those who take advantage of people in this way, and they both have VIP reservations.

      As for the young man put through this ordeal, he needs to understand that friends do not do this type of abuse to each other. They may have convinced you that this was a game, but I can assure you that it was not. Their game humilated you, could have killed you – and they just sat behind the camera and laughed.

    • KC on March 13, 2014 at 10:55 am

      when I read the comments, it appears your the one always talking about politics. Take your preaching to an applicable article. Don’t try to turn this into a political forum.

  57. So scary.... on March 12, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Isn’t the 17 year old a teachers aide for the schools special Ed classes?? I hope they are looking into the access she has had to several special needs students.

  58. toolchick on March 12, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    WTH does this have to do with liberal/conservative??? Really?? These girls OBviously didn’t have any kind of responsible parental units….parents are probably meth heads or oxycontin addicts, or prostituted them out at the age of 10…Nothing would surprise me in SoMd……

    • Anonymous on March 12, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      According to the court documents, the co-defendant’s mother was the one to turn them in. By turning in Ms. Bush, the 15 yr old girl’s mother also turned in her own daughter. I applaud the mother for doing the right thing although I abhor what her daughter and Ms. Bush put that poor boy through. Maybe she turned Ms. Bush in to help get her daughter a lesser charge. Who knows, but thank goodness it has come out and I wish the young man well.

  59. Kit on March 12, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    What is sad is that a probable cause statement is released for public knowledge of explicit details. How will this family even be able to reintroduce him to the real world again for fear of even more riducule. So much for victim’s rights here….

    • Anon on March 14, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      The victim is still protected. His name, address, nothing of that nature is listed on the documents on here.

  60. Anon on March 12, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    It appears from the statement the mother turned her daughter in. If I am reading that correctly…good for her!

  61. VIcki on March 12, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    The mother did turn her daughter in. Finally a story of a parent doing the right thing. Kudos to her.

  62. K.Smith on March 12, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    This is the worse thing I have heard in my life. I have kids this age and I really this is so sad and discusting. And the fact that this sicko is home…… I mean really looking at the charges why were they not charged with attempted murder??????? And cruelty to animals the boy could have died in the ice and they made him do it……ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ANIMAL CRULETY!!!!!!!!!!!¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  63. FEARFULLYINTEARS on March 12, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    My son is a special needs student in St Mary’s… I wonder how safe my child is.
    Please add attempt of murder and animal cruelty. There should be a charge for hate
    crimes as well. Why not because they have a vagina? Imagine them
    raising babies one day SCARY…

  64. Mimi on March 12, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    All I have to say is Karma is a bitch!!! If there’s any justice these two sick, vile nut cases will have the same thing done to them, when the tables are turned they won’t think it’s so funny!!! And I’m wondering the same thing as everyone else, where the hell were the parents, they should also be charged!!! This whole situation is sad …

    • Mad as hell. on March 13, 2014 at 9:04 am

      CHARGE THE PARENTS? For what? Were they there? Did they do it? Read the story again. The parent of the second kid is the one who turned them in. If your kid killed someone while driving drunk, and I said I was going to charge you with it too, would you feel the same way? These two are old enough to know RIGHT from WRONG. Anyone who believes that a parent should be charged for a crime their kid did is just plain SICK. I hope your kid does something that gets you locked up. Then I’ll check with you again about how you feel.

      • Mimi on March 13, 2014 at 10:35 am

        All I’m saying is where we’re the parents when all this was going on, maybe I did jump the gun by saying the parents should be charged also and there was nothing in the articles I read that said one of parents turned them in!!! And I do have a child and if he did something this sick and vile I would definitely turn him in!!! And I would feel so guilty wondering if it was something I did wrong in raising him, all I’m saying is these girls need professional help and need to be held accountable…

  65. Woody on March 12, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    When the UK press picks this up your ate the laughing stock. Pretty damn sick, I bet the administration at SMCPS is in damage control overdrive. She need to be on the spec offender registry. Suicide watch, she needs a bodyguard what a nasty soul.

    • Bluetooth on March 13, 2014 at 5:11 am

      Woody,
      Why is SMCPS be in damage control overdrive? These two teenage girls are school age so they have to be in school somewhere, None of what happened was in school or had anything to do with the school system. Please help me understand what the SMCPS system has to do with this.

      • Anon on March 13, 2014 at 1:38 pm

        The police report says the school officer was investigating incidents that happened at school between these girls and the victim. Bullying, I think.

        • Bluetooth on March 13, 2014 at 3:50 pm

          Anon,
          Reading comprehension is not your strong suit is it. None of the crimes happened at or during school. It says all of those involved were students at Chopticon High School. None of the events had anything to do with the school.

          • Anon on March 14, 2014 at 1:46 pm

            The school resource officer was investigating after the mother of the 15 year old called the school after seeing the videos. It says all that in the probable cause document that has been added.

          • Bluetooth on March 15, 2014 at 7:50 am

            Anon,
            When you read the probable cause statement written by the detective, did you see on the 2nd page that it says all the assaults occurred at the victims home? NONE of these events happened at the school.
            After the initial investigation by the school resource officer, the case was turned over to detectives from CID. They are the ones who wrote the statement and who made the initial arrest.

  66. so amazing on March 12, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    It is a struggle in this unfair county/world, were the white kids/people get a smack on the hand for their reckless behavior, but you give a black child the maximum punishment over things that aren’t even that serious.Yes, it is always about race because had this little ##### been black she wouldn’t be walking around. It’s always the Great Mills kids or the kids in McDonalds were most are black. I rather not wish bad luck on anyone but let justice be served to this white trash as if she was black.

    • Bluetooth on March 13, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      So Amazing,
      These girls have just been arrested. No one has been “punished ” yet so why don’t you save your racist comments for after the trial and sentencing! Your Racism is on display for everyone to see.

  67. estimate prophet on March 13, 2014 at 4:48 am

    I’d say 5 yrs+ for the “adult” and they’ll hold the 15 yr old at least until she’s 18 (possibly more, but not sure how the law works down there). I’d imagine nc is pretty tough on child pornography as it should be. Interesting comments made before on Bush’s eyes: She has a disturbingly cold and callous look to her. Frankly, she looks like a calculating mean a## b##ch. One would hope they do more time than my estimate above, but it will be hard to hold the 15 year old past 21. The 17 year old, being slightly older is arguably more culpable, but they’ll probably only keep her a little longer. W/ the pornography charge one would hope they’d both have to register as sex offenders immediately and permanently. One can only hope as well that treatment like this is visited upon them ten fold. They should suffer the same type of humiliation the boy went through and it would be worse for them because they’d actually know what’s happening to them whereas the boy didn’t know these girls weren’t his friends at all.

  68. Jerry G on March 13, 2014 at 7:55 am

    You know you’re really screwed up when you make CNN Headline News. Good job ladies. You are now infamous around the world….SMH….
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/12/justice/maryland-teens-assault-autistic-boy/index.html

  69. Anonymous on March 13, 2014 at 9:30 am

    They probably will become cops.

    • Bluetooth on March 14, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      I can see why you want to be anonymous, this comment make you an a$$####!

  70. parent on March 13, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Very surprised her family isn’t on here defending her actions. Maybe that is an indication that they want her held accountable. Normally family comes on here in groups to ‘defend the innocent’.

    • Mad as hell. on March 13, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      They are most likely parents of high standards and are ashamed of their kids actions and want them to be punished. Kids these days have no respect for their parents or anyone else. (Well a lot of kids. Not all.) The fact that these girls families are not here tell me they have tried to raise them right. And that they want justice done even if it is against their kid. If the parents are reading. I just want to say I’m sorry for your troubles. Some of us don’t think you should be held accountable for the actions of your kids at this age. They are old enough to know right from wrong. My prayers are with you.

    • cheywolf on March 13, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      I would not want anyone to know they were my children. I don’t blame them. I would change my locks they would never be allowed back in my house if they were my kids. I think I would die of embarrassment. I just don’t get it. I would never think this was funny or a game to do those acts to anyone not even my worst enemy. I just don’t get what is wrong with this world. Insane and sad. I have lost all hope for mankind.

  71. L on March 13, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Let’s see what she has to shout about now since she was also a Chopticon cheerleader. POS

  72. Anonymous on March 13, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    West Virginia is off the hook!!!

  73. Say NO 2 thugs on March 13, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    For those know it all rightwing/conservative Republicans who can’t face the fact that there is a Democrat who is the LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD and who are seemingly still mad at that fact because of ALL there complaining. I was not the first to bring in politics our GOOD & FAITHFUL ” FARMBOY” started his basisless political rant on March 12, 2014 @ 2:11 p.m. Take notice of the chronology and it will prove to you who threw politics in the conversation. THE REBEL YELL WAS SILENCED BACK IN THE 1860s so get over it. THE SOUTH WILL NEVER RISE AGAIN SO FARMERBOY PICK YOUR OWN COTTON……FarmBoy started the political tantrum when he said “Liberal Democrats are taking over” as if he was blaming them for people not being allowed to punish kids. Oh yeah thanks for being aware that RIGHTWING CONSERVATIVES ARE LOSERS AND DEMOCRATS ARE THE TRUE NATION’S POLITICAL POWER…..PLS POST THIS PRETTY PLS! IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT TOUGH OUR CONSTITUTION IS ALIVE AND WELL. THANK GOD FOR FREEDOM!

  74. Say NO 2 thugs on March 13, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    What ever happen to freedom of speech expression & press. My good old debates are often not posted. Sure that relieves a lot of you…lol.

  75. JusticeIsServed on March 13, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    This is the most disturbing and disgusting story that I’ve heard in years. On top of the original charges, how come she’s not being charged for attempted murder, animal cruelty, rape and hate crimes??? Oh, what am I thinking? I guess it’s “just a game” and it doesn’t matter. It appears to me that she will most likely not even serve 6 months of time for those disgusting and cowardly acts. Another one who will get off easy as if she got a littering charge. Maryland SUCKS!

    • Bluetooth on March 13, 2014 at 11:41 pm

      Well there JusticeIsServed, nothing like jumping the gun here. Thank you for focusing your legal acumen on this case and sharing your legal opinion. Where did you get your legal education and training? Pep Boys or perhaps 7-11?

      • JusticeIsServed on March 14, 2014 at 8:24 am

        Obviously, you just came here to troll people. You’re up at 11:41pm just to post some garbage that had nothing to do with the article or the criminal behavior that was carried out by the suspect. You might as well shut up and quit trying to shift the focus to me when it’s about the criminal scumbag in the photo. Apparently, you didn’t read the charging documents that were attached to the article or you simply can’t read. And don’t reply to me again with your worthless nonsense and cheap shots. If that’s all you have time to do at that time of night, you seriously need to get a life.

        • Bluetooth on March 14, 2014 at 2:46 pm

          It’s okay, my mom lets me stay up late, even on a school night!

  76. Are you kidding me on March 13, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Oh my gosh. Can we have these two sterilized BEFORE they breed?

  77. melanie Edwards on March 14, 2014 at 10:13 am

    As a parent of an autistic child.I would want to know.Our children need to be protected from individuals like this.But I pity them. Because what have tbey seen in there short life thatthis is exceptable. We live in a world with no consequence, I hope that thisdoesnt turn out to be the case.because if it happens once it may happen again.And who says it will only be a person with special needs

    • AMB on March 14, 2014 at 11:15 am

      I agree, I think that she should be behind bars where she belongs. They are animals, I say lock them up and throw away the keys. This is something that the boy and his family will have to live with for the rest of their live and it’s not fair to them. The should pay the price for what they done.

  78. Anon on March 14, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    So where is the attempted murder, animal cruelty and hate crime charges? They all seem to be accepted with the type of despicable acts I read about in the booking document. God that made me sick. These girls are disgusting and I hope to the dear lord above they never breed because then we will see them on here again after abusing their own children. I agree with whoever posted about them being sociopaths. All the signs are there. These girls are a disgusting waste of skin. I hope they get the book thrown at them so hard they have the table of contents indented on their forehead. They deserve the worst possible and most painful punishment someone can think of.

  79. Bluetooth on March 16, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    A question for the parents of Ms. Bush, What is it like to be the parents of the most hated teenager in America?

    • jo daddy on May 30, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      I’m sure her parents are ashamed, and doubt they raised their daughter to act in such a manor as this. We can instill all the great values as possible into our children but as you can see, they don’t always turn out to be the upstanding rightful citizens of society.

      • Sam on May 30, 2014 at 7:57 pm

        Jo Daddy …. finally someone commenting who has an understanding of parenting.
        What a breath of fresh air. Thank you.

  80. anonymous on March 17, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Dumb

  81. Yeah Right on March 21, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    They should be charged with Bestiality and be added to the Sex Offender website. What trash!

    • Gill on April 28, 2014 at 9:31 am

      Agreed ! Those are two very disturbed girls. Sinful, shameful and disgusting.

  82. successful on April 28, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Sick.. Just sick!!

  83. Kim Aus on April 28, 2014 at 10:31 am

    This is absolutely disgusting and shameful. My daughter is a senior at Leonardtown and very involved with the Best Buddies program which is a wonderful program. However, these sick girls have taken the this program and twisted it for their own sick perverted uses. I am thankful I have raised a loving caring child that actually invited her buddy to Prom this past weekend.

    • Unknown on April 28, 2014 at 6:37 pm

      The world needs more people like your daughter! Its truly wrong what they did! and I totally agree with you.

  84. Unknown on April 28, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    It is just wrong what has happened. I am a student at Chopticon High School and have classes with this boy. I think these girls should have to go through the same thing he did. What they did was just wrong! I have previously spoke to him myself and he is a very nice person and friend and he should have never been treated the way he got treated! I hope justice is served true to these girls!

  85. yup on April 30, 2014 at 7:44 am

    no seriously, why the long face?…

  86. JDENT on May 30, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Why wasn’t she tried as an adult? Seventeen is old enough to be able to make decisions, and unless she is mentally challenged herself, she should not be treated as a child in this situation.

    • read on May 30, 2014 at 12:11 pm

      The Washington Post covered the story a little deeper (they have multiple paragraphs). I could post the link but don’t feel like it.

    • Anonymous on May 30, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      I totally agree with you. Both of the girls should be tried as adults.

    • Bluetooth on May 30, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      She was charged as a juvenile because Judge Densford sent the case back to Juvenile Court. Judge Densford is also the judge who disallowed evidence that the police had uncovered in the Murder trial of the man who killed the woman on the jogging path (names escape me for now). It made the difference between a 2nd degree murder conviction and a 1st degree murder conviction. These are the kinds of rulings we’ll be getting from this judge for the next 9-10 years. That’s what happens when you put a criminal defense lawyer on the bench!

  87. JusticeIsServed on May 30, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    She’s being tried as a juvenile so the record can be sealed when she’s 18. This means that none of those charges will stick or remain on her record once she’s considered to be a legal adult regardless of the fact that she plead guilty. How do you evade serious charges for committing assault, attempted murder, sexual abuse, child porn and humiliation on a kid who’s mentally ill? She’s obviously from a very affluent family and they paid a fancy high dollar lawyer so she could get the easy ticket. People have short memories and she’ll be back into the regular world in no time with a silver spoon in her mouth all over again as she proceeds to live happily ever after. Imagine how differently this case would have turned out if her complexion was slightly different..The End.

    • anonymous on May 30, 2014 at 10:00 pm

      Omg you are such a pos. Every frickin post of yours involves race baiting. GROW UP…The End!

      • JusticeIsServed on May 31, 2014 at 1:31 pm

        What is a “pos” and what gives you the right or authority to tell me what I am if you’ve never met me? See, this is proof that you’d rather jump to conclusions instead of taking time to understand the truth. I do not race-bait at all, I’m just conveying a realistic perspective of how the judicial system and society works in this state. You know how many times I’ve been falsely labeled a “racist” on here? It’s actually kind of funny because it couldn’t be no further from the truth. And while we are on the subject, do you know the history of that tree in front of the court house in Leonardtown? If not, be sure to ask around and it might tell you something about the history of Saint Mary’s County.

        I give everybody a fair chance until you give me a reason not to. Let’s take another look at the results of this case. Say that Johnny Jim the auto mechanic from the trailer court committed the same series of crimes as that evil girl in the photo above, do you think that good ol’ Johnny would have gotten off so easy? Be honest. If you can’t handle the truth, don’t bother replying to my comments. I’m not living in a fantasy or a dreamworld at all because everything I talk about here can be proven true. You don’t think so? Try me.

        • Don't you think??? on June 2, 2014 at 12:34 pm

          I personally think it would have applied the same to your reference above to “Johnny” as well and I also see your comments and don’t understand why you focus on race. A crime was committed and because of the nature, it seemed out of the ordinary for 2 young females to be the culprits. So the difference in this would be that they are females and they are young and happen to be white. Someone could easily complain or focus about their age (should they be age discriminate) or even gender discriminate. Just grow up, seriously. Even the letters on your keyboard are sick of your ridiculous rants!

          • JusticeIsServed on June 9, 2014 at 10:39 am

            “Or until released by the courts?” That could be 6 months from now for all we know. Knowing Saint Mary’s County’s judicial system, she’ll be released in 3 months for “good behavior” and the charges will be sealed as soon as she’s 18. Must be amazing to terrorize, assault and torture a disabled kid and barely face any real punishment for it.

          • JusticeIsServed on June 9, 2014 at 10:45 am

            No it wouldn’t have been the same and you damn well know it. Out of the ordinary or not, it was dead wrong and nobody should walk easy with charges like that. What’s the difference between a male and a female if both of them were to blow someone’s brains out with a .357? Also, just for the record, I never said anything about race in either of my comments, that’s the way that you preferred to distort my words with your preconceived notions. The old reverse psychology game will not work with me, so get some new material before you try me again.

  88. jo daddy on May 30, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Its sad that this young man still considers the girls that did this to him “friends.” But I guess he doesn’t understand that true friends don’t do the God awful things these girls did to him. He seems like a very sweet young man and was with out a doubt taken advantage of by these two girls. We can only hope that they receive some sort of rehabilitation so when they are released as adults into the society they both have their heads on straight. This is just a sad situation and I will continue to pray for the young man involved.

  89. MEEP on May 30, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    I agree 100%, why not try her as an adult? She is getting off way too easy!

  90. Gingerbelle on May 30, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    From the Washington Post article, “But he (Densford) also acknowledged evidence that Bush suffered trauma as a child and multiple concussions as a Chopticon cheerleader. And he concluded that it didn’t make sense to send her to an adult prison.” UFB

  91. Anonymous on June 1, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    I would like to know why she is being convicted as a juvenile is gogoinging to make a difference since she will walk with a permanent record. Her juvenile record will not go away at 18.
    She being treated differently simply because she voluntarily commitment to juvenile custody.

  92. A mother on June 3, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    She needs to be tried as an adult and go have a taste of her own medicine in jail. God help me if I was this boys mother I’d probably be the one going to jail!

  93. Anonymous on June 9, 2014 at 8:19 am

    It’s sad case that will be lost for good but remembered around the country and world. Sadly smnews failed to reportshe has to pay $590 rrestitution side they took his money too. I feel for both judges as they were put in a tough spot. Only wish that they could make them mandatory registration as a sex offender/predator for awhile. Sadly hopefully Stamm separating girls in facilities will help both realize their wrong. 15yr old facing til she is 21 is not fair when older girl has 3 years til she turns21.

  94. monday on June 9, 2014 at 11:06 am

    To be in jail until 21 or the court feels she is fit for release. This is sad that she is not being tried as an adult. Seems to me her actions were very adult like, not childish in anyway, but sadistic and anti-social to say the least. Both should have been tried as an adults but knowing the judicial system the way it is, they may be in jail longer as juvenile. Wow, the rights these bastards have!

  95. SAY NO TO THUGS on June 9, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    What is justice, in this county? From my vantage point there exist two types….that is all that I have to say. For such heinous behavior and manipulation aduult punishment is the ONLY reprimand that would be fair. Had the suspects been of another ethnicity they’d be in adult detention as we speak.