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Alaska Teens Accused of Stuffing Child’s Mouth with Gravel

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Alaska and other states, teenagers often times bully, assault, and attack younger children. Police in Galena, Alaska arrested two teenagers who attacked a 5 year old boy and shoved gravel and dirt into the small child’s mouth. Police arrested Trevor John Settle and Alexander Bede Solomon on charges of felony assault. The incident was reported to authorities by the 5 year old mothers. The child was evaluated and treated at the Nollner Clinic in Galena.

The teens are entitled to have a public defender or private attorney represent them on the criminal matter. This case illustrates the dangers of bullies and the various form of bullying that takes place. Of course, a 5 year old is no match for two teenagers. Putting any foreign objects like dirt, gravel, or anything else into a child’s mouth can lead to serious health risks and complications including choking, airway blockage, pneumonia, infection, and, in some instances, death.

You can read more about this story at Alaska Teenagers Arrested for Assault on 5 Year Old Boy.