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Three held for taunting a disabled youth to gain social media fans

  • In addition, they are also being investigated over public health offences, as one of the three, with the same aim of increasing visits to their Instagram account, had been raffling a marijuana plant over social media

Three men from Rincón de la Victoria have been arrested accused of recording and sharing video content that "clearly taunts" a boy with a psychiatric condition. Reports said that the youth had been encouraged to swallow a live small lizard in order to attract more views of their music videos.

The three men, all in their 20s, are being investigated for offences against "moral integrity".

In addition, they are also being investigated over public health offences, as one of the three, with the same aim of increasing visits to their Instagram account, had been raffling a marijuana plant over social media.

The operation to arrest the men arose out of another joint operation between Guardia Civil and Local Police into graffiti vandals in the area and their social media use. That operation started after the eighteenth century fort in Rincón, a listed building, was vandalised. Removing the graffiti there cost 34,000 euros.