CLEVELAND- Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason announced Wednesday that charges of attempted murder, kidnapping, and felonious assault, with criminal gang specifications, were filed against six juveniles, ages 10, 14, 16, 16, 17, 17, for participating in an assault of a 31-year-old male.
On November 23, 2010, a group of males assaulted a 31-year-old male walking home, in the area of W. 21st Street and Denison Avenue in Cleveland. The victim was knocked to the ground and repeatedly kicked in the head. A friend of the victim, who had just dropped off the victim, saw his friend being beaten. He intervened and was assaulted.
Last week, six adult defendants were arraigned on charges of kidnapping, felonious assault, and attempted murder, with criminal gang specifications. One of the adult defendants, Gabriel Rosado, was arraigned additionally on a charge of endangering children. Rosado, 31, had his 10-year-old son participate in the assault as part of the 10-year-old's initiation into a gang. Bonds were set at $250,000. The victim was transported to Metro Health Medical Center. He had several broken facial bones and was medically induced into a coma. He remains in the hospital.
The following adult defendants have a pre-trial scheduled March 24, 2011, before Judge Ronald Suster: Jonathan Kolesar, 22; Alexander Eckl, 22; Ronell Rudolph, 20; Willie Hodge, 19; Jonah Walker, 20; and Gabriel Rosado, 31.
Prosecutor Mason said, "Four months later, the victim remains hospitalized as a result of this savage beating at the hands of these 12 defendants. This assault is difficult to comprehend, especially the involvement of a 10-year-old boy. If the victim's friend had not come to his aide, they may have killed him."
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