Monday, June 11, 2012

Two teenagers were 'taped to chairs, burned with cigarettes and forced to wear women's underwear before footage was posted on Facebook to punish them

Brandon Nettles (centre), his brother Nicholas (right) and Walter Worthan (left) are accused of beating and humiliating the boys, aged 16 and 17, at a St Louis house. They allegedly forced them to wear women's underwear and made them undress, shower and kiss each other.

Two teenagers accused of being gay were taped to chairs and subjected to a horrific bout of abuse which was filmed and posted to Facebook, it has been claimed.

The boys, aged 16 and 17, were allegedly forced to wear women's underwear and made to undress, shower and kiss each other by at least four attackers, prosecutors say.

They were also thrown down the stairs and beaten with fists and sticks at a house in Northwoods, St Louis, Missouri, on October 27 last year.

Nicholas Nettles, 20, and his 22-year-old brother Brandon have had their pre-trial hearings at St Louis County Court set for later this month. Walter Worthan, 21, faces trial in August.

Nicholas Nettles' lawyer Nick Zotos said: 'I think it's more bullying-hazing than anything else. Or humiliation.' Read More