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Charges laid after teen in Nanaimo, B.C., robbed and told to walk home naked

NANAIMO, B.C. — Police in Nanaimo, B.C., are investigating an assault on a teenage boy where the attacker is alleged to have told the 15-year-old to remove his clothes and walk home naked.

NANAIMO, B.C. — Police in Nanaimo, B.C., are investigating an assault on a teenage boy where the attacker is alleged to have told the 15-year-old to remove his clothes and walk home naked. 

RCMP say the boy attended a gathering for teens when he was kicked and punched by a 16-year-old suspect, who allegedly threw the victim's cellphone, wallet and shoes in the lake. 

Mounties say when the teen began walking, a bystander helped by giving him some clothing and a ride home, where his parents called police. 

Investigators were provided with a video that police say was shared on social media, in which a number of people can be heard in the background laughing and jeering at the victim. 

The 16-year-old suspect was arrested Saturday after being involved in an unrelated car accident, where police say he allegedly threatened the other driver with a metal baton. 

The teen has been charged with assault causing bodily harm and robbery over the attack on the teen and uttering threats and possession of a weapon after the crash. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 12, 2021. 

The Canadian Press