Attack on autistic teen captured on video, posted online

The video of one teenager beating another at a party is hard to watch. But it’s not hard to find online.

And, thanks to the video, the 18-year-old accused of beating a 16-year-old with autism was arrested and charged, according to police in Okechoobee, Florida.

The victim was at a party Aug. 8 when he was told to go outside and fight someone, The Palm Beach Post reported. When he refused, Andrew Wheeler was summoned and allegedly began beating him, according to police. Wheeler continues to beat the boy, shown trying to cover his head and crying in the video.

Wheeler was arrested after the video was posted online — and shared with police. Wheeler was charged with felony child abuse and booked into the Okeechobee County jail, where his bond was set at $20,000.

A woman who lives at the home where the attack happened was also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. No information has been released regarding who shot the video.

The video sparked outrage that has led to a wave of support for the victim, including a Facebook group called Justice For Aaron. Wheeler's family says it has received death threats over the incident.