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Report: Two 12-Year-Olds Charged With Felony Assault, Kidnapping of 15-Year-Old

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Two 12-year-old Rhode Island girls are facing felony charges after allegedly luring a 15-year-old girl to a sleepover and then hitting, slapping and choking her, according to a report from the Providence Journal.

The Barrington girls have been charged with felony assault with a wooden brush, simple assault, kidnapping and conspiracy, the Journal reports.

Police say the victim was invited to a sleepover last Wednesday at one of the 12-year-old girls' home, where she was first verbally attacked. When the victim hid in a bathroom, one of the 12-year-olds reportedly pushed her way into the bathroom and took her clothes, still bullying her. Police told the Journal that the girls also hit the girl with a wooden brush, forced her to eat butter or peanut butter and kept her from leaving the house.

"This is a first for me," Barrington Police Chief John LaCross, a 35-year veteran, told the Journal.

The Journal also reports that only one of the 12-year-old girls' families cooperated with police during the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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