Two Glen Mills Counselors Charged in Beating of Philadelphia Teen

Two Glen Mills Counselors Charged in Beating of Philadelphia Teen

The Glen Mills School in Glen Mills, Pa., Friday August 31, 2018.  [Photo: David Swanson / Staff Photographer]

The Glen Mills School in Glen Mills, Pa., Friday August 31, 2018. [Photo: David Swanson / Staff Photographer]

Two former counselors at the Glen Mills Schools were arrested Friday in connection with a brutal attack on a 17-year-old boy from Philadelphia who was in their care.

Christopher Medina, 31, of Kennett Square, and Patrick Raquet, 34, of West Chester, have been charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, and endangering a child’s welfare.

If convicted, each could be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison and ordered to pay a $25,000 fine for the attack on the teen, which was caught on surveillance video.

“We entrusted the care of a juvenile to these two defendants, and rather than caring for him — as witnessed by about 30 people, and recorded by several cameras — they literally beat the breath out of him,” said Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland.

Lisa Gartner, writing for the Philadelphia Inquirer, takes a closer look at the brutal attack on a 17-year-old boy at Glen Mills Schools. Read her investigative reporting HERE.

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