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Teen attacked, video shared on social media

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A Lafayette teen's alleged attack in a bathroom has found its way on the social media giant Instagram, causing outrage from her mother.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Police Sergeant Billy Abrams said they responded to a battery call at one of the female restroom at Cajun Field. The incident allegedly took place during a high school football jamboree.

"During the investigation we discovered that simply robbery also took place," said Abrams. A phone was stolen and posted for sale online.

The 15 year old alleged victim's mother tearfully said, "I was in Baton Rouge and my daughter called me from someone else's phone telling me that she had been attacked in the bathroom and that her cellphone was stolen. I couldn't hear her because it was echoing and I was just asking her if she was safe."

After taking her daughter to the hospital, she discovered video and pictures of the incident on Instagram, a video sharing website.

"It's been posted all over the internet. They are posting it and taking it down and posting it and taking it down and I guess they don't think they are going to be caught," the mother said.

Some of the pictures received numerous likes and comments included "lol" and "please send me the video." The mother said it was revolting and hurtful to see this type of act posted online for other people's enjoyment. She said the video and pictures that she saved have been given to police, who are now in the process of figuring out who was involved in the altercation.

On Tuesday, September 3, one juvenile was arrested in connection with the case and charged with simple robbery. The motive for the fight is still under investigation. Many videos and pictures of the incident have been removed or deleted from Instagram.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the UL Police Department at (337) 482-6447.

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