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WARNING GRAPHIC: Six charged in connection with assault video on Facebook

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Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton confirms six people have been charged in connection with a video that was circulating on Facebook that showed a teenager being assaulted by several people.

The video posted to Facebook shows a 16-year-old girl being dragged out of a Flint home then repeatedly hit by a group of people. 

A woman filming the video can be heard saying "Here, it's already recording. Come on!" before the victim is dragged out of the home by two men. The victim is pulled down porch stairs before a group of people begin hitting her and pulling her hair. 

Another woman then begins yelling at the victim before kicking and hitting her repeatedly. 

People can be heard yelling "Hit her!" and "I'll crack your s**t."

While Flint Police have not released details on where exactly the assault took place, Leyton said four adults and two minors have been charged with assault and home invasion, among others. The two minors have been charged as adults.

"These folks are facing 10-year maximum penalties. This is serious business," Leyton said. "I'm not looking to hang felonies on young people, but when young people do senseless acts like this it really doesn't leave us in law enforcement much choice."

The incident was streamed live over Facebook, according to prosecutors.

"These young people went into this home, dragged the victim out and beat the poor young woman senselessly," Leyton said.

He said the attackers were retaliating for an earlier incident that may or may not have occurred.

"She was a young woman who knew these people who was in her home. She was dragged out of her home by these people and then they beat her right on the front lawn of her residence," Leyton said.

He said he is seeing more and more cases in which young people use social media to broadcast criminal activity.

"Young people are going to become involved in the criminal justice system and get felonies on their records without understanding the consequences," Leyton said.

The names of those suspects have not yet been released.

Law enforcement officials are looking at another individual in this case, but that person has not yet been arrested.

WARNING: The video has graphic language.  To see it, click here.

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