For months, the 10-year-old had been harassing the 51-year-old immigrant from Vietnam, who was living alone in a small room in Juniata Park. According to her landlords, the boy would call her names, making fun of her for being “dumb and fat.”
On Monday, police said, the boy took his torment to a new level when he broke into the woman’s home and beat her with sticks, stones, and a jump rope. The boy, whose name was withheld by police because he is a minor, had two accomplices, believed to be between 7 and 9.
In addition to aggravated assault and criminal trespass, the boy was charged with simple assault, conspiracy, possession of an instrument of crime, theft, recklessly endangering another person, robbery, and burglary, according to Tasha Jamerson, a spokeswoman for District Attorney Seth Williams.
You know there’s something wrong with this world when a 10-year-old conspired with a 7-year-old and a 9-year-old to assault a much older person.