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Florida teen jailed in attack on autistic boy

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OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teen is jailed on a child abuse charge after authorities say he beat up an autistic teen in an attack caught on video.

Police say the 16-year-old victim was at a party Aug. 8 when he was told to go outside and fight someone. When he refused, authorities say 18-year-old Andrew Wheeler was called and allegedly began beating him.

Police arrested Wheeler after reviewing a video circulating online.

The victim was brought to the hospital with injuries including a sprained neck and a concussion. But the charge against Wheeler says there was no "great bodily harm."

A woman who lives at the home where the attack happened is also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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