Citizens For A Better Norwood

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Enquirer: “YouTube video case proceeds”

The Enquirer is reporting the following:

A 13-year-old girl accused of videotaping a fight between two girls at Norwood Middle School and then posting it on YouTube will face a charge of complicity to assault in Hamilton County Juvenile Court.

The victim’s mother, Jan Perone, requested this morning that the charge be officially filed. Perone had the choice to allow a hearing officer determine the case outcome, but declined. The hearing was not open to the public.

Perone previously requested that the girl accused of assault also have official charges filed. Both girls face hearings Oct. 31.

10/24/07 UPDATE: In today’s Enquirer, the 13-year-old fight videographer tells her side of the story. She says the victim picked the fight, is confident the truth will come out in court, and that when it does, “this will look pretty bad for her.”