2 Teens Arrested in Connection With Video of Girls Being Forced to Fight

By Pei-Sze Cheng
|  Friday, Feb 22, 2013  |  Updated 11:59 PM EDT
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Two teen girls have been arrested in connection with an online video of two young girls being forced to fight in a Bronx park early last month, police tell NBC 4 New York. Pei-Sze Cheng reports.

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Two teen girls have been arrested in connection with an online video of two young girls being forced to fight in a Bronx park early last month, police tell NBC 4 New York. Pei-Sze Cheng reports.

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Two teen girls have been arrested in connection with an online video of two young girls being forced to fight in a Bronx park early last month, police tell NBC 4 New York.

The girls, 14 and 15, are arrested on charges of endangering the welfare of a child. Two other teens are being questioned.

The video was originally posted on YouTube and then on the website Gothamist. It shows two children, who are 6 and 7, being urged to slap and hit one another, while older people in the background jeer and egg them on. 

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Police say they are questioning two teenagers in connection with an online video of two young girls being forced to fight in a New York City park early last month.

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A YouTube video of young girls being forced to fight each other has surfaced, and it's now the center of an NYPD investigation. Pei-Sze Cheng reports.
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One of the girls starts crying and walks away, putting on her backpack. 

"I'm not playing! I'm not playing!" she sobs.

The mother of the girl who is seen crying and walking away went to police after recognizing her daughter in a news report.

Investigators said the fight stemmed from a dispute between the little girls' older sisters.

Police said the teens arrested Friday were not the older sisters. Their role in the fight was not immediately explained.

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