Teen girl involved in Rowlett beating now in custody

The teen involved in an assault last week in Rowlett is now in custody.

Police identified the girl on Friday and by Sunday night were able to get her into custody with the cooperation of her and her family.

She was immediately processed into the Dallas County Henry Wade Juvenile Detention Center in Dallas on charges of injury to a child and assault. It is up to a judge on whether she will remain in custody. Her name will not be released because she is 13.

Rowlett Police issued an arrest warrant for suspect over the weekend following the video going viral. The controversial video shot last week shows a 3-year-old child was caught in the attack and could have been seriously injured.

The 14-year-old victim was reportedly babysitting the child, who is her niece, during the incident.

A video clip of the attack was reportedly first posted on YouTube. It shows two young females demand that another girl "get up." She is holding the young child and refuses.

The aggressor then pulls the girl up by her hair and the child falls to the ground. The child can be heard crying while the girl is dragged off and beaten.

The victim went to school with the suspect, but they only knew each other in passing. Police say the two had a minor altercation during the school year, but nothing major.

Investigators believe the teens just happened to cross paths at a playground at Herfurth Elementary School in Rowlett, where the video was recorded.

The original video has since been removed from YouTube, but copies of it still exist on LiveLeak and Facebook.

Rowlett police say the June 19 attack was pre-mediated.

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