Bus tunnel beating victim tells her story

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by LINDA BRILL / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on February 12, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 12 at 11:12 PM

SEATTLE - The 15-year-old girl who was brutally attacked in a Seattle Metro bus tunnel tells her story to KING 5 News. The video of the attack was first uncovered by the KING 5 Investigators.

Four people are already under arrest and police are looking for two more suspects - both of them minors.

The victim says she knew the group was stalking her, but her calls for help to police and security went unanswered.

Aiesha Steward-Baker says she begged two Seattle Police officers for help, but they did nothing.

"I was trying to explain to officers that the kids were following me and threatening me," she said.

Aiesha was hit, kicked and pushed in the tunnel as security guards stood by and did nothing to stop the attack.

But, she says Seattle Police also did nothing.

The Seattle mayor has ordered the police department to conduct an internal review.

The girl's mother and lawyers say an internal review by police is not enough. They plan on filing a lawsuit against the city.

The girl seen leading the attack has pleaded not guilty to first-degree robbery. Three male teens are scheduled to be charged as adults later this month.

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