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Teens charged with random, vicious assault in Sault Ste. Marie

A Sault Ste. Marie police vehicle is pictured in this file photo. (File) A Sault Ste. Marie police vehicle is pictured in this file photo. (File)
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Two teenagers, ages 15 and 16, have been charged after two adults were victims of a random assault in which they were kicked and bitten.

It emerged later that the 16-year-old was already wanted on several outstanding warrants, including for previous assault allegations.

Sault police were called around 1:30 p.m. June 17 to respond to a report of an assault on Parkland Crescent.

“An investigation revealed the two youths had randomly attacked two adult victims outside their residence, punching and biting one victim, and punching and kicking another victim who tried to intervene,” police said in a news release Wednesday.

“Both victims sustained minor physical injuries. Neither accused was known to the victims.”

Police found the two accused nearby and arrested them.

“The 16-year-old had several other warrants for their arrest, two of which were for previous assaults,” police said.

Those charges were in connection with a May 2 incident at a local secondary school in which the teen was accused of “punching, kicking, and stomping” on the victim.

And on May 11, the same suspect was allegedly involved in yet another assault in which the accused allegedly “punched and stomped on the victim,” again resulting in minor injuries.

The 16-year-old accused is charged with four counts of assault, failing to comply with an undertaking and failing to show up in court.

The 15-year-old is charged with two counts of assault. Both accused were released on undertakings and are scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 20.

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