BARTOW, Fla. — One of five Florida teens accused of beating a cheerleader classmate in a videotape seen widely on the Internet received a year of probation.
Brittany Mayes also was ordered Thursday to pay $1,752 to the victim’s family. The 18-year-old was one of five girls who pleaded guilty to battery in connection with the March 2008 attack.
The videotaped attack was seen around the world via Internet and TV.
The victim’s father claimed the teens were motivated by plans to produce a video that would become popular on a video-sharing Web site. But the mother of one girl said the victim provoked the other teens by insulting them on a social networking site.
Police said the 16-year-old victim was treated for a concussion and bruises. She has since recovered.
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