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Dangers of Shopping Malls & Centers to Teens – Georgia Teen Robbed and Beaten at Forsyth County Shopping Center

By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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Roberto Emilio Basilio and Ayinde Kadeen Woodley, both 18, and Anthony Jason Riddle and Jose Luis Sotero, both 17, were charged with battery, theft and robbery after they allegedly beat and robbed a thirteen-year-old boy at The Avenue Forsyth in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The boy was repeatedly punched and then was robbed of his Gucci backpack. The thirteen-year-old sustained cuts and abrasions in the assault, which required medical attention.

Captain Tim House with the sheriff’s office said, “It sounds like a bunch of kids got together and for whatever reason, decided to make mayhem at the Avenue.”

Criminal defendants in Georgia are entitled to representation by a Georgia criminal defense attorney or the services of a public defender’s office. Through a criminal investigation, evidence and statements are gathered and the case is pursued through trial and / or a plea agreement. In some cases, the charges are ultimately dismissed if the evidence is deemed insufficient to pursue the case further.

It is important for parents to be aware of the location and activities of their children. While this is difficult when dealing with teenagers, parents should repeatedly insist that their children call to let them know they are safe, regardless of the time.

Police should also increase their drive-by routine checks on certain areas at night. They should circle dangerous and suspicious areas more frequently than other areas. Increased patrolling may help lower the crime rate and keep kids safe.

For more information, see 4 accused of beating teen outside theater.